My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Weave a floral trap

For my design I am using two glass containers

For my design I am using two glass containers, one slightly smaller than the other.

Weave a few blades of grass.

Weave a few blades of grass to create a platform the size of the smaller container.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to weave with grass.

Place the small container on the woven grass

Place the small container on the woven grass.

Fold the grass up over the container

Fold the grass up over the container

Slip an elastic band over the grass to keep it in place

Slip an elastic band over the grass to keep it in place.

Weave in a horizontal blade of grass

Weave in a horizontal blade of grass. These blades will shape the sides of the "trap" and keep the grass in place.

I added 5 of these horizontal blades of grass into my design.

Continue to weave so that the end pieces overlap

Once you have woven all the way around secure overlap the end and secure with a tiny bit of glue and continue to weave so that the end pieces are worked into the weave.

Remove the elastic band

Remove the elastic band.

For my design I wanted the end blades to dangle

For my design I wanted the end blades to dangle so I am not weaving it into the design nor cutting it short. Secure them in place with a tiny drop of glue.

Remove the basket-trap from the container

Slip the basket-trap from the container.

Set the grass into the larger glass container

Set the grass into the larger glass container.

Curl a few random blades of grass

Curl a few random blades of grass.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to curl grass.

Fill the container with water

Fill the container with water.

Stand the lily up in the grass trap

Stand the lily up in the grass trap.

And weave in a few more grass curls

And weave in a few more grass curls.

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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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