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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Can you see the tiny hint of Sunshine on the tips of the grass?

As a a bit of a nod to our friends on the other side of the world who are celebrating autumn right now, I left the grass to mature so that the tips mirror the sun bleached yellow of the orchids...

Can you see the tiny hint of Sunshine on the tips of the grass floral art design

A hint of a speck

Contemporary flower arrangement

a little of a bit

Cymbidium and lily grass floral design

a sliver of a tad

Cymbidium and lily grass flower arrangement

a dash of a shard

Flower design mechanics

a whisper of a pinch of sunshine

Keep your flowers in place in a flower arrangement

a pinch of a smidgen

Minimalist floral design

Of sunshine

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1 May 2019 An almost not even there grass grid

... with the help of an old staple technique.

2 July 2014 Clearly invisible taped Grid

This is the easiest way to keep flower in place

2 April 2014 Turning the sellotape over the vase trick up-side-down for a sticky side out frog

Tape a grid over a vase to keep the floral details in place

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.

16 August 2011 Cut spiked flower stems and foliage into short sections

Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...

10 July 2013 Wrap a line grid to support plant material in a shallow, stemmed container

Fishing line creates an invisible grid over a shallow glass cake stand to support the plant material

13 September 2017 Tape a grid around the edges of a container for a table top wreath

Suspend flowers with an almost invisible taped grid

3 January 2012 Bubble raft to float flowers

Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help.

Favourite Flowers


Cymbidium, Boat Orchid

Related Designs

3 February 2021 here’s the catch

Weave an all natural net to place over a vase to keep your flowers above water.

23 August 2023 Note to Self

An easy to weave natural grid for summer floral arrangements.

6 April 2016 Take it for a Spin

Make a clear grid to suspend plant material on

10 July 2013 Pink

Weave an invisible grid to float the plant material on

13 September 2017 Around again

Tape a grid at the edge of a container

15 July 2015 So Fine

Use transparencies to create floating devices for the flower material

7 June 2017 Dream, Job

Create a grid to rest some plant material so that it floats and some with their stems to rest in the water below