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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

In The Time it Takes To Listen To Learn

Eeyore: “I was just sitting here,

In The Time it Takes To Listen To Learn floral design by Christine de Beer


Clematis and passion fruit vine floral design with a bubble

the company.

Clematis flowers floating in a shallow dish

You know plants have a lot to say,

Clematis flower half opening its sepals

if you

Flower arranging with vines for Spring

take the time

Shallow dish flower arranging techniques for gardeners

to listen”

That is what Eeyore said.

Character in the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A. A. Milne

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17 April 2024 Tendril support to anchor a floating vase (and its ginormous bubble) in place

Trap a bubble between two shallow containers to float clematis flowers for Spring.

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.

18 August 2021 Racked up dried Twig Snippets to display a few flower buds

Combining dried and fresh floral details for a easy breezy summer design.

14 September 2022 Summer harvest Vine Swirl

A great way have your vines root and enjoy them too...

13 September 2017 Tape a grid around the edges of a container for a table top wreath

Suspend flowers with an almost invisible taped grid

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.

1 November 2023 Canary vine tangle in a double vase

Great craft for when you are tidying up the garden before the first frost but would still like to enjoy the vines for a bit longer.

22 January 2014 That good old double vase trick

Create a dry layer by placing a smaller vase inside the larger vase

11 August 2021 Dried twig collar in a double vase display for gravity sensitive flowers

Putting the focus on the flowers with an ever changing design.

24 January 2018 Stack two glass vases to keep a leaf upright in water

Slip a leaf into the gap between two glass containers to keep it upright... and add a plastic lining to support the flowers nestled into it.

31 January 2024 Frosted Glass Chip Edge for a glass container

Glue glass chips into a half moon to help keep the floral details in place.

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 April 2024 See through Jasmine Vine tangle support

This is a great way to explore using vines dried, soon to dry and fresh and hydrated to craft the thinnest possible transparent design.

Favourite Flowers


Granadilla, passionflower, passion vines

Related Designs

20 January 2021 Hope Bubble

That good old double vase trick... but this time I deliberately added a bubble between the two layers to create a third circle in the design.

18 August 2021 At Play

A quick-to-do-but-looks-impressive way to display a beautiful cut garden vine for an effortless summer design.

14 September 2022 Overgrown S-Autum-mer Swirl

Designing for somewhere not still summer not yet autumn weather...

13 September 2017 Around again

Tape a grid at the edge of a container

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.

1 November 2023 That day after Halloween feeling

Time to cut down vines... and enjoy them a bit longer in a Halloween display.

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.

24 January 2018 How to make a stack of just enough:

Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright

31 January 2024 Surround and Sound

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

3 February 2021 here’s the catch

Weave an all natural net to place over a vase to keep your flowers above water.

10 April 2024 (if only) I can see you

Tangle jasmine vines outside a vase for a transparent screen to display floral details on and around a sea horse vase to display floral details in.