My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Dream Rescue

Dream Rescue flower arrangement by Christine de Beer

“Your

Grass veil over a lily floral design

real

Lily flower arrangement for summer

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Floral designing for a meditative and minimalist space

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Mindful nature design with flowers

save

Zero waste flower arrangement with a single flower

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Using a Kenzan in contemporary floral design

Dream”

Quote by Modigliani

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Tutorials

16 June 2021 Shelter grass veil for a round container

A single lily flower design dressed up with a grass veil.

7 January 2015 Securing a kenzan

Temporarily adhere a traditional Ikebana Kenzan or pincushion to a shallow container.

14 August 2019 Long lasting Lily and lily grass ball

Keep all the fresh flower material hydrated in water by weaving the stems from one side of the vase to the other.

12 June 2019 Loop-over grass veil for a cool summer design

A cool and minimal floral design for summer.

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...

3 April 2013 Twin Leaf Weave

Weave two palm leaves together to create a floral grid

13 July 2016 Woven lily grass parachute armature

Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.

1 October 2012 Weaving a ball shaped Dew-drop Catcher from grass

Weave a sphere from grass

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.

26 February 2020 Weave a grass Platform for an opening Tulip bud

Tulips continue to grow as they open. This means you not only have to be mindful of their proportions as they are now... but also as they will be once open.

7 February 2018 Bend Wired Equisetum into a Hollow Wreath

Craft a wreath with a hollow cavity inside to use as an armature for your flowers

2 January 2011 Lilies

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

12 March 2014 Grass tunnel that stays just so

Snip, roll and glue a few blades of grass to create a design feature

Favourite Flowers

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.

12 June 2019 Almost... all over!

Loop a grass veil over a lily stem to create a minimalist summer design.

3 April 2011 One Singular Sensation

Three Lilies plaited to create a sensational, singular flower "growing" out of a Equisetum dome filled with Rainbow Oasis pebbles.

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.

15 August 2018 Bursting with excitement

Loosely weave grass to create a decorative grid keeping flowers in place over a square container.

3 April 2013 April showers bring May flowers

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

13 July 2016 Woven

Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature for orchids to perch on

1 October 2012 How to catch a dew drop:

Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop

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...

7 February 2018 Up around the bend

Bend Equisetum into curves to wire into an open wreath shape

12 March 2014 Petrichor

A minimalist design in a shallow tray

11 April 2011 Veiled Sunshine:50th Anniversary of the South African Orchid Society at the Cape Town Convention Centre.

Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions