My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Weave a flat top to tip at an angle with flower stems

Place a few blades of grass on a flat working surface to weave

Place a few blades of grass on a flat working surface to weave

For more detailed instructions on how to weave see the Tutorial below.

Weave a small platform for the flowers to rest on

Weave a small platform for the flowers to rest on. Secure the ends with a small drop of glue or fold it over and weave it back into the platform.

Place the tops on water filled glasses

Place the tops on water filled glasses

Press the flower stem through the woven platform

Press the flower stem through the woven platform

Set the platform at an angle.

Set the platform at an angle.

Add the rest of the design details

Add the rest of the design details

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Tutorials

8 June 2011 Foliage Weaving

For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...

15 April 2015 Stretching leaves and foliage into a ringlet curl

Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

16 August 2011 Cut spiked flower stems and foliage into short sections

Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...

5 April 2017 Weaving a Pillbox hat from grass

Use the "over and under" weaving pattern to weave a round, upright hat with a flat top and no brim.

25 January 2017 Detailing a messy edged grass basket

Weave a basket from lily grass and then cut and curl the edges

20 July 2016 Twisted Lily Grass sun hat

Twist and weave a sun hat from blades of lily grass

13 July 2016 Woven lily grass parachute armature

Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.

14 January 2015 Weaving Slippers from Foliage

Weave slip on shoes from palm leaves

3 April 2013 Twin Leaf Weave

Weave two palm leaves together to create a floral grid

Related Designs

9 August 2017 Hat tip

Tip a mortarboard inspired top at an angle for a glass design

25 July 2018 Lemon Aid

Use a lemon as a stopper to keep floral material in place

15 August 2018 Bursting with excitement

Loosely weave grass to create a decorative grid keeping flowers in place over a square container.

3 April 2019 Blossoming like a Caterpillar

Crafting caterpillars from blossoms

25 January 2017 What is in a basket of spectacular?

Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display

20 July 2016 A Shade of Summer

Twist and weave a lily grass summer hat

13 July 2016 Woven

Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature for orchids to perch on

14 January 2015 Take a load off

Weave slippers from foliage

3 April 2013 April showers bring May flowers

After a long winter it is always fun to use the first spring bulb flowers!