My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

From here in out

From here in out flower arrangement by Christine de Beer

oh yes, a whole lot has been happening in here lately...

Sustainable zero waste floral design solutions

of course the easy one: inside crafting

New and original ideas for flower arrangements

And indoors creating

Floral art for competition designs

And interior decorating (which is up there when it comes to playing favourites...)

How to design with flowers in a contemporary way

And internal designing

Using nature to craft with

And indoors styling

Spring floral design ideas for gardeners

And innermost and inward and central art making

Flower arranging tutorials and diy instructions for crafters

and even some... intramural reimagining.

Which all means I have been thinking my thinking and making my makings... you know... from the inside out.

Every week I add a new design with related tutorials. Be sure to subscribe to receive an email notification with design inspiration.

Tutorials

17 February 2021 Controlled breaking a thin reed to create a grass spiral armature

Carefully break... but don't snap a reed to create a curved base for a fanned out grass armature.

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.

15 January 2020 Over and under weave floral panel armature for inside a vase

Weave a small panel that fits snugly in a container for a minimal, foam free design that is quick to make but looks spectacular.

2 July 2019 Grass Spiral Wind Spinner

Thread grass into flexi grass to create a spinner that gently turns in the wind.

31 July 2019 Adding folded grass "jitters" to a Sunflower

Adding tension to a design with a grass frame and collar.

4 July 2018 Bundle Support

Tie a bundle of lily grass in a bundle to offer support for your flowers.

7 May 2014 Rethinking the traditional Komiwara technique

Komiwara is a classic and traditional Ikebana technique used in a Rikka design. Designers would usually bundle straw to keep the flowers in place.

22 June 2016 Lily grass spiral in a vase

Twist lily grass slightly to create a spiral for the orchids to nestle in

17 July 2012 Prevent scratches, rust and water stains on display surfaces

This is a great, non permanent way to protect surfaces from damage

13 January 2016 Stacked Grass Pyramid Armature

Stack snippets of grass on a wire frame to make a floating pyramid armature

25 June 2014 Musical staff line armature

Drill holes into sticks to create a suspended armature

23 April 2014 Flower catcher

Keep a flower suspended just above water with palm leaves

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

10 August 2011 Free standing basket

I tied the strong inside veins of the 5 Aspidistra leaves (that I used to make the garland with) to make my basket armature.

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

15 January 2020 This way we connect

Weave a connected panel to frame a single orchid.

3 July 2019 Taking a Breather

A relaxing summer design that spins gently in the wind

31 July 2019 Jitters!

Zig-zag grass details add a bit of tension to the design

29 May 2019 Creative Competition

This week I am so excited to share my article and design that was published in the recent issue of the Floral Art Society of New Zealand's Academy Magazine for NZ qualified...

4 July 2018 Wonder

Tie a bundle of grass to support your floral details

7 May 2014 Serendipity

Be inspired by traditional Ikebana techniques

22 June 2016 Perfection

Spiral grass to create a nest for the lady slipper orchids

13 January 2016 Once Upon A Time

Stack and glue a Grass Pyramid Armature

25 June 2014 Fine Tune

Thread cane through sticks to make a music inspired armature

23 April 2014 Bound to Keep

Weave and tie a decorative catcher to suspend flowers

10 August 2011 Pleated Pleasure

Pleats are accordion like folds of equal width in alternating opposite directions in any kind of fabric. I absolutely love the tight buds of Allium and they represent the...