My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Blue…

Blue flower arrangement by Christine de Beer

Pretty sure

Grace Ward flower in a contemporary flower arrangement

“blue” is

Lithodora flower in a minimal summer floral design

how

Zero waste no floral foam floral design for summer

you say

Suspend a small flower over a large vase

“chocolate”

Tiny flower in a large water filled vase

in Pollinator.

Minimalist floral styling ideas for modern spaces

(in fact... not a fact… something might have gotten lost in translation. But it sure looked like it might have been true by how much the bees are enjoying these blue Lithodora flowers)

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Tutorials

13 July 2022 Suspend a tiny flower over a large water filled container in a sandwich knot support

You don't have to design with a bud vase when you have a bud vase sized flower.

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

16 February 2022 Hanging knotted foliage hearts from Quince blossom branches

Add a bit of love to your blossom branches with hanging heart knots.

30 August 2017 Standing a water tube at an angle in lumber

Create a minimal design by placing a single flower on a platform

24 April 2019 Balance a cake stand lid on it’s side to create a leaning design

Suspend a flower for an unusual but minimalist design over a leaning container lid.

8 August 2018 Wrap around grass loop and knot armature

Connect strips of ripped grass to create a knotted armature for short stemmed flowers

7 November 2018 Ripped Flax Mittens

Knot delicate floral mittens from flax.

31 December 2012 Knot a Cordyline Catcher

Create a rigid grid to place over a glass vase to keep flower material in place

21 July 2021 Knot a delicate hammock from ripped foliage

Light and airy addition to a floral design to celebrate summer

29 August 2018 Coil slip on sandals

Braid ripped flax and coil it into shaped slip on sandals.

15 June 2022 Swing ripped foliage over a mop-head of hydrangeas to follow the natural curve

Gently curve ripped foliage over flowers to add a cooling movement to a minimal summer design.

20 March 2019 Hanging dangling eggshells with a twig and some ripped grass

Pierce eggshells to string it up for a delicate Spring design element.

Related Designs

16 February 2022 Hang on, love

A hanging heart design to celebrate love this Valentine's Day.

30 August 2017 If

Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem

24 April 2019 Put aside

Urgh… my glass cake stand broke leaving me with a still beautiful, but now mismatched and extremely inspirational lid...

8 August 2018 On the net

Knot a net to rest short stem orchids on.

7 November 2018 Grab your party mittens, flower buds… it’s Book Launch Day!

Celebrating my book launch by knotting floral mittens using the design Tutorial from my book and the template from the free gift template booklet.

31 December 2012 A Pocket full of Starlight

Knot a grid to place over a glass bubble vase to keep plant material in place

21 July 2021 High-Strung

String up a tiny hammock for a dreamy summer vacation design

29 August 2018 It’s not that it is inexpensive… it’s priceless!

Yes, this Coil slip on sandals design is in my book: the effortless floral craftsman, a floral crafter’s guide to crafting with nature ... it is also the first design from the...

20 July 2016 A Shade of Summer

Twist and weave a lily grass summer hat

22 July 2020 Step It Up

Dress up a pair of hand coiled flip-flops with succulents.

15 June 2022 Take a swing at it

A cooling design for early summer days with swinging ripped grass and more than enough water for thirsty hydrangeas.

20 March 2019 It’s all ===> right

Hang a dangling eggshell in a Spring blossom design.