My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Bursting with excitement

In about one of a 52 that is in a year…

In about one of a 52 that is in a year…

In roughly one quarter of a month…

In roughly one quarter of a month…

In just one week…

In just one week…

that’s 7 days…

that’s 7 days…

186 hours… give or take a few…

186 hours… give or take a few…

10080 minutes… but probably a bit more

10080 minutes… but probably a bit more

That’s just soooo many seconds to count!!!

That’s just soooo many seconds to count!!!

I am bursting with excitement to show you my something next week…

I am bursting with excitement to show you my something next week…

… meet me here?

… meet me here?

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Tutorials

8 June 2011 Foliage Weaving

For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...

2 January 2011 Lilies

How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.

9 August 2017 Weave a flat top to tip at an angle with flower stems

Craft a platform to highlight small flowers

3 April 2013 Twin Leaf Weave

Weave two palm leaves together to create a floral grid

14 January 2015 Weaving Slippers from Foliage

Weave slip on shoes from palm leaves

Favourite Flowers

Lathyrus

Sweet pea

Lilium

Lily

Related Designs

14 August 2019 For a longer lasting Summer

A creative way to keep foliage hydrated for a cool, water filled summer design.

21 August 2019 All in one pod

Fold open a lily bud to conceal a clever little BoutStix floral magnet for an unusual corsage.

26 February 2020 To top it all off

This is a great "space-keeper" design. The tulip will continue to grow into the vase height as they open... but until then the grass platform part of the design diverts your...

16 June 2021 Dream Rescue

Weave the most delicate grass shelter veil for a gorgeous lily.

9 August 2017 Hat tip

Tip a mortarboard inspired top at an angle for a glass design

3 April 2013 April showers bring May flowers

After a long winter it is always fun to use the first spring bulb flowers!

14 January 2015 Take a load off

Weave slippers from foliage

16 April 2014 Never saw such a lovely day...

Weave a palm thorn garland to decorate for Easter

25 February 2011 A Rock by any other Name...

It's not really what we call things that matter but what they are made of- in this design, it's made of all three types of Oasis and wool.