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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

But for this… let’s not rush

But for this let’s not rush flower arrangemnent by Christine de Beer

Question:

Slow flower design for mindfulness

but how long did this take you to make?

Columbine flower in a bulrush armature

Me:

Aquilegia flower in a contemporary floral design armature using no floral foam

yes, that is the whole point.

Aquilegia cut flower in a sustainable arrangement

It's all about...

Aquilegia flower forest bathing floral design

Floral design inspiration for when we want to spend a bit more time with our flowers...

Crafting with nature by Christine de Beer

crafting with nature.

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Tutorials

29 June 2022 Take your time to craft a Bulrush Dial Armature

Slowly build up a dial armature from dried bulrush

24 July 2012 Blow away hot glue strands

When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

12 July 2017 Twig sparkler

Glue twigs to radiate out from a central point

7 August 2019 A Three level Kenzan skewer stack to Radiate Gladiolus spikes flat in a shallow container

Build up a design in a shallow container by stacking it by threading the plant material into the teeth of a pin cushion in three levels.

22 September 2012 Stir-stick Sunburst

Glue a radiating armature from stir-sticks.

2 October 2013 Spiny Twig Porcupine Armature

Glue a few twigs to display Autumn flowers and foliage on

29 January 2014 Twig Shooting Star

Wire and glue a twig armature

24 July 2012 Stacked Twig Roundabout

This is a great way to use all those bits of twigs and sticks in your design room to make a floral armature

29 July 2015 Disk Twig Armature

Glue a few wigs to follow the shape of a glass bowl to create a disk armature

9 February 2022 Tilt container with a spilling twigs armature

Perfect design for a warmer than usual winter design that hints at thawing.

Favourite Flowers

Typha

Cattail, graceful, ribbon grass

Related Designs

12 July 2017 Sparkler

A radiating twig design

7 August 2019 Point Out: this is a single bunch of gladiolus!

Cut stems of Gladiolus to place in a radiating summer design.

22 September 2012 Turning of the leaves

An Autumn Equinox design that captures the moment before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again

2 October 2013 Prickly

Build a twig porcupine armature for fall flowers

29 January 2014 Glued to stay just so

Wire and glue a twig armature

6 April 2016 Take it for a Spin

Make a clear grid to suspend plant material on

2 April 2014 Apricity

Turning a stand-by floral technique sticky side out

24 July 2012 A little bit of Art and Soul

A twig structure with roses

29 July 2015 Beautiful Things

Glue a few twigs into a disk armature

9 February 2022 Pouring

Place a small fishbowl vase at an angle to look like it is pouring out flowers and twigs.