My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Twirl a ripped Phormium pumpkin pod

Rip the flax into strips with a Kenzan

Rip the flax into strips with a Kenzan

See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions

Cut a few sections of wire

Cut a few sections of wire

Shape the wire in a circle

Shape the wire in a circle

Twist the end pieces together to shape the stalk

Twist the end pieces together to shape the stalk

Connect all the wires on the other side in the middle of the circle

Connect all the wires on the other side in the middle of the circle

Bend the wire open to shape the pod

Bend the wire open to shape the pod

Make sure the wires are secure and bend away ant sharp edges

Make sure the wires are secure and bend away any sharp edges

Twist the ripped flax around the bottom part to secure and conceal the wire

Twist the ripped flax around the bottom part to secure and conceal the wire

Wrap the flax around the wire extend it to the next wire and wrap it around that wire

Wrap the flax around the wire extend it to the next wire and wrap it around that wire. This is the basic "weaving" pattern.

Continue to wrap the flax around the wire

Continue to wrap the flax around the wire

Spiral the flax out and around to cover the wire

Spiral the flax out and around to cover the wire

Simply gather new sections and wrap that with the ends of the previous section when one is done and wrap that around the wire

Twirl the flax all the way up the wire

Twirl the flax all the way up the wire

Wrap the stalk part with flax

Wrap the stalk part with flax

Secure the flax at the stalk with a knot

Secure the flax at the stalk with a knot

Curl a few dangling bits of flax

Curl a few dangling bits of flax by wrapping it around twigs

See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to curl flax

And hang the pumpkin pod to dry

And hang the pumpkin pod to dry

Kalanchoe

Design note: The Kalanchoe is a succulent and the flowers will remain pretty in the design for at least a week without a water source... yes really!

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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Kalanchoe

Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë

Phormium

Flax, New Zealand flax