My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Do and Don'ts

Do and Don'ts floral design by Christine de Beer

The designs

Floating flowers with a bubble wrap skirt

I don’t craft

Create a message in a bottle floral design

says

Keep floating flowers in place with vines

as much

Quick and easy summer floral design that looks beautiful

about me as a designer

Float flowers in a bottle with a bubble wrap raft skirt

as

Inexpensive floral design Tutorial for summer

the

Ship in a bottle floral design

designs

Minimalist flower arrangement for summer styling

I do craft

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Tutorials

7 July 2021 Floral Raft in a Bottle

Float flowers in a bottle by giving each flower their own little bubble wrap raft-skirt.

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.

20 May 2020 A floral float… that floats

If you know my work you have probably seen me do this: I float flowers using a tiny bubble wrap skirt... this time I am floating an entire design on it's own bubble wrap raft.

4 September 2019 Stack banana leaf rice pockets to float as rosettes

Fold and peg banana leaves into pockets so that they float freely on water. This is inspired by a traditional banana leaf craft used to cook rice in.

28 January 2015 Well Rooted Sprouting Willow Weave

Weave a sprouting armature

4 April 2018 Tap in a Twig Support

Wedge snipped twigs into a glass vase to act as a support for your flowers

24 September 2014 Folding a Frog

Fold and weave a frog from grass

Favourite Flowers

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum or "mums"

Related Designs

3 January 2012 Going Cold Twinkle Turkey

Is it better to go Cold Twinkle Turkey and embrace the minimalist living room or rather ease into it?

20 May 2020 Whatever floats your boat

This is one of my best known and still my go-to core techniques for floating flowers.

1 March 2017 Gumusservi

To celebrate the 6th year anniversary of My Creative Workbook I am looking at the most popular Tutorial I have done to date:

5 December 2018 Personal Preference

The third design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.

4 September 2019 Gently down the stream

A mindful summer craft using banana leaves to create a floating arrangement.

24 September 2014 Leapfrog

Fold and weave a frog from grass

28 January 2015 In a State of Flow

weave some willow to use as an armature

4 April 2018 Grow on it

Wedge twigs into a vase to create a grid.