My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Hope Bubble

Hope Bubble flower arrangement by designer Christine de Beer

Whatever

Snow filled tulip design

you

Adding a bubble to the bottom of your flower arrangement

are

Adding Spring elements into flower arrangements for interior styling

making-

Original ideas for designing an arrangement with tulips

make

Using two glass vases to make a clear flower arrangement

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Floating a vase in a shallow container to create two design spaces

hopeful

Adding a hopeful message into a flower arrangement

(we need hopeful)

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Tutorials

20 January 2021 Trapped Bubble Double Shallow Vase Design

Trap air between two vases to create a third circle... and frame for a small feather hint to a hopeful Spring

20 January 2021 Curve a feather

A small adjustment to the shape of the feather creates a more whimsical look.

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

4 December 2013 Large wax snowflakes

Artificial snow can be very "chemical" and flowers deteriorate quickly when exposed to it. It also dissolves in water. I use candle wax as "snow"

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.

21 March 2012 Where to cut Tulips to condition

Here is a trick to make sure your tulips will condition thoroughly

21 January 2015 Braiding three Tulip stems

Plait Tulip stems

11 May 2011 Slow down tulip growth, after the stems have been severed from the bulbs

Tulips continue to grow after being cut. Sometimes when you make a very small design or for competition or bridal work you want to minimize growth. The best way to do this is to...

4 April 2018 Tap in a Twig Support

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

1 April 2020 Using your seriously cool hot glue skills to glue a wire support for a tulip stem

A clever almost concealed wire support to keep a single tulip flower upright in a minimal bud design.

Favourite Flowers

Tulipa

Tulip

Related Designs

11 August 2021 A bit Special... four dimensional designing

Using that little something that is unusual about your flower to make the design stand out.

5 January 2022 Slow Glow

A slow but glowing start to the New Year and the new design season

19 January 2022 Thaw

It's Tulip Season! Perfect for that "it's still winter ... but is that something green I see...?" mood designs.

9 March 2022 …. Aaaaaand tick!

Ever wonder how I decide what I share with you? A fun design ticking all the boxes.

23 March 2022 Chockablock!

Luxuriously filled design... filled with flowers... filled with grass. But most fun, for us as designers filled with hidden techniques

1 June 2022 Found it!

A very secure thorn branch armature to hold overgrown Tulips in place

1 February 2023 Why When

An old tulip trick in a new way to keep the flowers fanned out

14 June 2023 Because I am beautiful!

It deserves a bowl all of it's own... right? I am (of course!) talking about these spectacular little sweet peas called King Tut. Not much else is needed. But add a cute little...

7 February 2024 Knot... that easy

An all natural shallow container design solution...

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?

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:

21 January 2015 Tiptoe through the Tulips

Braid Tulip stems to set in water

27 January 2016 Well, I'll be

Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems

22 February 2017 Perfect!

Tulips are so perfect just as they are all that is needed is to simply drape their graceful leaves around the flowers

4 April 2018 Grow on it

Wedge twigs into a vase to create a grid.

1 April 2020 Hang in there!

Keeping this tulip upright requires less magic and more hot glue skills... but it looks magical never the less.