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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Winter white Tulle bridal basket

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on crafting your own baskets.

Cut the tulle into a disk slightly bigger than the basket

Cut the tulle into a disk slightly bigger than the basket. It’s easier to cut the disk if you fold the tulle into quarters and then cut that round.

Tuck the tulle into the basket so that it extends slightly over the edge

Tuck the tulle into the basket so that it extends slightly over the edge.

Fluff the tulle open to create a hollow opening for the basket and secure if needed

Fluff the tulle open to create a hollow opening for the basket and secure if needed.

Thread the ribbon through the basket to create a luxurious handle

Thread the ribbon through the basket to create a luxurious handle.

Adjust the ribbon to the length you want the handle to be.

Adjust the ribbon to the length you want the handle to be. Secure the ribbon to the basket with a knot on both sides.

You can let the ribbon ends dangle or tie it into a bow.

You can let the ribbon ends dangle or tie it into a bow.

Add the fresh floral material

Add the fresh floral material.

Place fresh flowers in small water tubes to keep them hydrated and add tiny pearls to the design.

Place fresh flowers in small water tubes to keep them hydrated and add tiny pearls to the design.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make your own tiny water tubes from drinking straws and how to use a pin to add crystals or pearls.

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Tutorials

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

8 July 2015 Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.

18 April 2018 Clematis Vine Swing

Weave a delicate nest for a small spring design.

21 March 2018 Craft a Spring basket from a wreath

A wide gap nearly basket for nearly spring

1 November 2011 Weaving a twig wreath

For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...

29 May 2013 Tiny Rattan Basket

Weave a thin and delicate rattan basket

25 January 2012 Weaving Willow spheres

I build up the spheres by weaving willow wreaths and then use those to shape the ball

4 September 2013 Weave a heart shaped basket

An easy to assemble open weave basket

14 August 2012 Midelino cane coil basket

Weave a hand basket from Midelino cane coils

30 October 2012 Midelino Harvest Moon Basket

This is a great flat and open basket to take outside when “harvesting” your fall leaves, pods and flowers. Who knows, you might even find a ghost pumpkin or three…

1 February 2012 Weaving a diagonal green grass basket

Once you figure out how to do the corners weaving a diagonal shape is actually not that hard to do.

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

Related Designs

9 January 2019 Magical Craftsmanship

My article and winter white Tulle bridal basket design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.

18 April 2018 Swing Vine

Weave a delicate vine swing to nestle a small vase with spring flowers in

21 March 2018 Bring some Spring

Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket

4 December 2013 Red, Redder, Reddest!

My article and flower girl net basket design featured in the Red!issue of <strong>DIY Weddings Magazine</strong>

29 May 2013 The day came

Weave a tiny rattan basket