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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Balanced Attitude

Balanced Attitude floral art design by Christine de Beer

… to be really good…

Autumn balance floral design using sustainable and foam free techniques

and I mean really, really good at that thing that matters to you

Fall floral styling for minimal spaces.

you need to balance somewhere between being closed off enough to protect what is uniquely you

Foam free floral tutorials that will inspire you design with less waste

and exposed enough so that you remain curious and inspired.

Making use of dried autumn leaves in floral styling

And go at it with an attitude that supports growth

Creative flower arrangements that inspires you to craft with nature

… and mastery.

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Tutorials

21 September 2022 Counterbalance elegantly leaning Calla lilies with dressed up Dried Autumn Details

Using those much treasured dried autumn details to bridge the gap between the bright green of summer and the brightness that is yet to come.

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.

25 September 2019 Spin a tiny glue bead around a thin stem to secure it at an angle in a design

This is a trick for attaching fine details at exactly the right angle.

30 August 2011 Curving Calla Lilies

Follow the flower's natural curve but you can also curve only sections to create an elegant crescent or a curve at the tip of the stem

16 May 2018 Adjusting the curve in plant material

It is possible to curve or adjust a curve in plant material

10 July 2012 Smooth dried hydrangea flowers in the palm of your hand

Hold a dried hydrangea flower in the palm of your hand to smooth out the folds

18 January 2012 Butterfly hairclip claws to hold twigs in place while glue dries

Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry

23 October 2013 Hanging leaves from a Hazel twig top bar

Create a free moving autumn leaf screen

15 March 2017 Wedding welcome and direction sign

Hang a twig and wood mobile at your weeding as a direction board

Favourite Flowers

Zantedeschia

Calla Lily, Arum Lily

Related Designs

30 July 2014 See you around

Weave a few spheres to create a simple design

16 May 2018 It goes like this...

Gently curve plant material.

13 October 2011 Direct Contrasts

I have always been fascinated, as a designer, by the idea that there is a point when extremes or direct contrasts flip into its opposite.

9 September 2015 Fall Treasures

A sisal mat armature for fall twigs flowers and leaves

4 November 2015 Delicate

Bleached Gypsophila wreath with delicate autumn touches

26 October 2016 Harvest Moon

Fold a fine twig wreath in half to create a moon shaped armature

18 September 2019 It’s a sugar rush!

A perfectly imperfect wild willow wreath to display the first Autumn treasures of the year.

29 November 2017 Marcescent

Glue a delicate autumn room devider

6 November 2012 Mr. Stalk, the Seriously Terrifying Scarecrow, on his Day Off

An easy going design of ripped grass and calla lilies. But look a bit closer. See if you can find Mr. Stalk relaxing somewhere between the blades of grass.

14 October 2015 What a find!

Roll autumn leaves to create a frog to keep flowers upright

23 October 2013 Their work well done

String Autumn leaves to fall down in a design

15 March 2017 Wedding Welcome

My article and wedding direction board design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

5 September 2018 Wreath Vine Season!

Weave tiny wreaths on the stems of Wisteria vines

29 September 2021 Creative Direction

Hang the arum lilies from the edge of a container to support all the other floral details.