My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

here’s the catch

here’s the catch flower arrangement by Christine de Beer

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Creative zero waste no floral foam design solutions

becoming

Weave a grid over the opening of a vase to keep flowers in a design

all

Weaving a net as a natural design mechanic

weird

Advanced floristry techniques for professional designers

and isolated

Suspend flowers over a container by weaving a natural grid

… how would I even know?

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Tutorials

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.

10 July 2013 Where to cut Carnations or Pinks to condition

Cutting carnations to condition

16 August 2017 Criss-cross Monstera lace-up

Glue short sections of rosary vine into the natural gaps in the Monstera deliciosa leaf

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...

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.

6 March 2019 Snow puddle armature

Connect twigs with puddles of artificial snow to craft a winter armature for your flowers.

22 August 2018 Vein Veil For Freesias

Cut a slight veil to frame your flowers with

1 May 2019 An almost not even there grass grid

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

15 April 2020 A Sticky-tape way to keep blossom petals from dropping

Capture Spring for just a little bit longer by sticking blossoms down, in place.

Favourite Flowers

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

Dianthus

Pink, Carnation, Clove Pink, Chinese Pink

Related Designs

2 February 2022 Putting my feelers out

Adding just a little something to a bud vase design to connect them... and make it special.

30 March 2022 Cone of Gratitude

Sweet spring design to hold some buds

2 August 2023 here… from … my little corner… of the world wide web

Weave a web of jasmine vine to support orchid stems

23 August 2023 Note to Self

An easy to weave natural grid for summer floral arrangements.

31 January 2024 Surround and Sound

Half moon frosted glass chip edge for a winter themed design.

10 July 2013 Pink

Weave an invisible grid to float the plant material on

6 March 2019 It almost happened today!

Craft snow puddles to keep your flowers upright

16 August 2017 Making Ends Meet

Criss-cross corset style connect the gaps in a Monstera deliciosa leaf

22 August 2018 FreestyleFreesia

Dutch floral designer Pim van den Akker, from Flower Factor invited me to participate in a FloraHolland initiative promoting the versatility of Freesias entitled ...

15 July 2015 So Fine

Use transparencies to create floating devices for the flower material

2 April 2014 Apricity

Turning a stand-by floral technique sticky side out

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

19 June 2013 This Moment

Create an armature design outside the vase

6 April 2016 Take it for a Spin

Make a clear grid to suspend plant material on

1 May 2019 Can you see the tiny hint of Sunshine on the tips of the grass?

I left the grass to mature so that the tips mirror the sun bleached yellow of the orchids.

15 April 2020 Helping Spring Stick Around

Blossom petals drop so quickly! Here's a way to make them last just that little bit longer.