My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Cone of Gratitude

Cone of Gratitude floral design by Christine de beer

I would hereby like to propose that we measure gratitude...

Cone shaped foliage bud vases

in cones:

Carnation sustainable spring flower bud vases

I am not even all that particular about the cone. It could be an ice cream cone, sugar cone, party hat cone or even a traffic cone.

Simple and original floral design ideas to try yourself

As long as it's a cone filled with knowing what is important to you and taking the time to appreciate it.

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Tutorials

30 March 2022 Double water source to keep Carnations hydrated in foliage cones

Quick and easy design... perfect for something tiny to celebrate spring.... everywhere!

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.

10 July 2013 Where to cut Carnations or Pinks to condition

Cutting carnations to condition

3 February 2021 Weave a Ceropegia Woodii Vine grid to catch your flowers

Suspend flowers over a water filled container by weaving a natural grid.

23 March 2013 Rolling leaf tubes

Roll foliage to create tubes

17 March 2021 Cone shaped leafy puddle for a short stemmed flower

Take all the usual ingredients for a budvase design- a flower, a leafy green something and roll it into something unusual to display.

6 January 2021 Rolled leaf shelter for a lean-in-closer tiny bud vase design

Create a tiny visual tunnel to focus attention.

27 June 2018 Foliage tube armature for long stemmed freesia buds

Curl and pin a few leaves into a tube to create an armature for those "left over" freesiabuds.

11 November 2015 Balancing the curved stems of dried Autumn leaf tubes

Long stemmed autumn leave tubes as a floral armature

28 June 2017 Skewer leaf rolls to support a tiny water source for fresh flowers

Hide the water source in a rolled leaf

14 October 2015 Roll hundreds (yes! hundreds) of autumn leaves so create a natural, upright flower frog

Rolled leaves offer support for floral stems

Favourite Flowers

Dianthus

Pink, Carnation, Clove Pink, Chinese Pink

Related Designs

11 May 2022 Is this new…?

Giving old ideas a new twist to refresh it for Spring

12 May 2021 It’s up there

Whether it’s a solid foot for floating flowers, the tips of new growth or the curve of a dried twig your design needs help to stay upright.

3 February 2021 here’s the catch

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

10 July 2013 Pink

Weave an invisible grid to float the plant material on

22 May 2019 Putting your own spin on it

I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.

17 March 2021 A scoop of pretty

A tiny budvase design that rearranges basic ingredients, such as a single leaf and an orchid to create a new design concept.

6 January 2021 I tip my (flower) cap!

An enclosed design that invites the onlooker to lean in closer to explore the pretty orchid.

27 June 2018 Look deep

Curl foliage to use as a natural armature for delicate buds.

11 November 2015 Balancing Act

Bend dried fall leaves to balance on the edge of a glass container

28 June 2017 Somewhere in the Middle

Skewer Dracaena leaves into a roll that supports a tiny water source for the Oncidium orchids

14 October 2015 What a find!

Roll autumn leaves to create a frog to keep flowers upright