My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

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Single lily flower design by Christine de Beer

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Lily wand design with succulents

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You can make a flower arrangement from a single flower

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Line design in for flower arrangers

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Minimal floral design ideas

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Sustainable design that is also zero waste

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Create an entire flower arrangement with just one single flower

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Original diy ideas for flower lovers

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

Tutorials

13 January 2021 Tri-petal (with vines to fill in the gaps) lily flower wand

Pick away petals from a lily to create space for delicate vines to really shine.

2 January 2011 Lilies

How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.

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.

1 April 2015 Keeping pollen tidy

Most of the time I would gently tug the pollen covered stamens away the moment it becomes yellow and messy. But the Gloriosa looks rather pretty with the stamens on, so I fix it...

9 September 2020 Weave a daffodil corona inspired sweater for a lily

Knit a corona (as in that inside skirt like part of a daffodil) by weaving a Ceropegia woodii vine around the stamen filament of a lily.

10 January 2018 Long lasting flower wand

Create a long lasting wand with Kalachoe.

8 May 2019 Fill a trumpet shaped flower cup with... more flowers!

A hidden water source small enough to fit into a dainty flower.

31 January 2018 Rock Rest for a heavy Protea Flower Head

Create a contrasting base to lift the heavy flower-head to design in

23 May 2018 Trailing Ceropegia woodii vines from a Heliconia flower

Set the rosary vines into the natural cavity of the flower head.

22 November 2017 Acorn fork

Wire and glue a few acorns into the fork of a twig to create an Autumn armature

1 June 2016 Binding a lily bud

Binding the bud to let it open in an exaggerated trumpet shape

Favourite Flowers

Lilium

Lily

Ceropegia woodii

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

Related Designs

9 September 2020 Daffodillily

Weave around the stamens of a lily to create a daffodil like inside.

14 August 2019 For a longer lasting Summer

A creative way to keep foliage hydrated for a cool, water filled summer design.

8 May 2019 It takes more than one person to invent a trumpet!

Filling a trumpet flower cup... with more flowers!

19 September 2018 Before I show you my book- let me show you my book

… and why we call this the special craftsmanship edition

31 January 2018 Rock, don't Roll

Balance the heavy Protea flower head to lean against a rock.

23 May 2018 In Summer!

A contemporary cascade of rosary vine and dried petals.

22 November 2017 How do squirrels Cache a tree?

Hoard a few acorns in the fork of a twig to show off a single oncidium orchid.

1 June 2016 The ties that Bind

Bind a lily to create a trumpet shape as it opens

13 March 2013 Than you have to

Weave blades of grass to create a cover for a glass vase

2 August 2017 Grace

Use snips and snippets and leftovers to create a design of it's own