My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Is this new…?

Is this new… floral art design by Christine de Beer

“I thought…

Easy flower arranging ideas for spring

How many new lives

Wisteria floral arrangement

Can one

Contemporary floral design using wisteria

Have?

Original floral arranging ideas for displays

And then I thought…

Floral styling for soft minimal spaces

As many

Easy floral design ideas that looks professional

as we want”

Quote by Evelyn in the movie The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Tutorials

11 May 2022 A new twist on the cellophane in a submerged design trick to make space for a stem

Create an invisible "stay under water" for blooms that still leaves space for longer stems in a vase.

3 January 2012 Cellophane wrap cracked ice

Cellophane and plastic wrap in a clear vase, filled with water, creates a cracked ice effect

7 October 2015 Keeping design details submerged in water

Flowers tend to float in water. To keep them submerged you need to add a bit of weight

23 June 2021 Submerged vine wreath armature to beat the summer heat

Water... lots of water- that is the answer to designing flower arrangements that survive the summer heat.

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

10 July 2019 Letting grass kick against the side of the vase to create a neat and minimal line

Plant material float about in water. To keep it in place it is best to wedge it slightly to touch the sides of the container.

6 January 2021 Rolled leaf shelter for a lean-in-closer tiny bud vase design

Create a tiny visual tunnel to focus attention.

30 March 2022 Double water source to keep Carnations hydrated in foliage cones

Quick and easy design... perfect for something tiny to celebrate spring.... everywhere!

27 January 2021 Loop a Monstera leaf stem to craft an underwater hold for a knotted orchid stem

Use the unique qualities of each stem to create a submerged design in a water filled glass vase.

7 October 2015 Magnetic grass bubbles to reposition under water

When suspending items under water it is convenient to add a tiny magnet so that you can reposition it if the water distorts the lines of your design

10 April 2019 Twig cloud mobile

Wire a sturdy cloud shaped armature to hang a heavier water source for thirsty Wisteria flowers.

6 May 2020 a Just-Replace-The-Flowers-When-They-Wilt freestanding bark armature

Part of sustainable designing is designing with the entire life-cycle of your work in mind. Designing armatures is a lasting and ever changing design solution.

5 May 2021 Sea glass counter weights to keep leaning top heavy stems from tipping

An easy fix for preventing flowers from falling out of a container

Related Designs

3 August 2022 It's a Heatwave!

Deep water design for extremely warm weather.

10 July 2019 These are my favourite summer things:

A submerged design... perfect for summertime designing... and enjoying!

1 July 2020 Oh yes, The Hornet of Tranquility

A minimal... but then with a tiny bug detail... design that is perfect for warm summer designing.

6 January 2021 I tip my (flower) cap!

An enclosed design that invites the onlooker to lean in closer to explore the pretty orchid.

30 March 2022 Cone of Gratitude

Sweet spring design to hold some buds

27 January 2021 Knot how it was supposed to go

When you figure out the "how to" tricks of manipulating plant material it is possible to respectfully set them into seemingly impossible new directions.

17 March 2021 A scoop of pretty

A tiny budvase design that rearranges basic ingredients, such as a single leaf and an orchid to create a new design concept.

2 June 2021 Like an open book

Position foliage to create a smaller, shallow pond for your floral details to shelter in.

30 August 2011 Ichi-go, ichi-e

Freely translated it means Each Moment, Only Once. It is a saying associated with Japanese tea ceremonies.

7 October 2015 Down-bubble

Add grass "bubbles" that can be repositioned to your design

10 April 2019 Just Like Wisteria Rain

Craft a ethereal design from twigs and wisteria flowers

6 May 2020 Forever… incomplete

Craft a pretty armature that can be used again and again.

5 May 2021 But of course.

Repurpose an apothecary vase lid for a floating Spring design.