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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Bud… bud… bud… they were feeling so… very blue

Bud… bud… bud… they were feeling so… very blue floral art design by Christine de Beer

"Sometimes you

Sustainable design ideas for short stem flowers

have to

Sustainable no floral foam design techniques

Rethink

Dendrobium orchids in tight bud in a contemporary design

the things

Modern floral design solution for sustainable designs

you thought

How to and Tutorials for dendrobium orchids

you thought

Table centerpiece design for a summer table setting

through”

Quote by Winnie the Pooh

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Tutorials

31 August 2022 Suspended, suspended buds in a zig zag grass thread

Suspend flowers in tight bud to slip over a folded and threaded grass grid

15 April 2015 Stretching leaves and foliage into a ringlet curl

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

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 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

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

10 May 2017 Skewered Eucalyptus leaf line-up armature

Thread leaves through wire

5 June 2019 Stack a Stack of Stems to create a sturdy grid Armature... with some height

Stack green lily stems to create an upright mechanic to keep shorter stems in place.

17 February 2021 Controlled breaking a thin reed to create a grass spiral armature

Carefully break... but don't snap a reed to create a curved base for a fanned out grass armature.

10 August 2011 Foliage Pleat Garland

Folding a garland from strips of a Aspidistra leaf

13 January 2016 Stacked Grass Pyramid Armature

Stack snippets of grass on a wire frame to make a floating pyramid armature

16 October 2019 Not quite a wreath, not quite a basket armature

Easy to weave design that can hold your prettiest autumn design treasures.

30 March 2012 Keep pod shaped flowers in bud for longer

Sometimes you want to keep flowers in tight bud for as long as possible to suit your design

Related Designs

10 May 2017 About a line

Skewer and line up leaves to create an armature

10 August 2011 Pleated Pleasure

Pleats are accordion like folds of equal width in alternating opposite directions in any kind of fabric. I absolutely love the tight buds of Allium and they represent the...

5 June 2019 Add up!

Stacking green stems to create an armature for short stemmed flowers.

17 February 2021 From here in out

An all natural, zero waste design using only plant material.

31 July 2019 Jitters!

Zig-zag grass details add a bit of tension to the design

24 October 2018 It all stacks up

Quick and easy: Stack autumn leaves onto a wire for a... tiny table top Christmas tree.

13 January 2016 Once Upon A Time

Stack and glue a Grass Pyramid Armature

16 October 2019 Center Peace

A visual breather from all the bright and festive designs to come when designing for Autumn.