My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Let me float my Wednesday idea by you for a bit

Yay!!! It’s Wednesday…

Let me float my Wednesday idea by you for a bit flower arrangement by Christine de Beer

and that means today I get to do this flower thing I do…

Floating flowers and foliage in a floral design

and it makes my day so much better because I get to share it with YOU

Sustainable floating flowers technique hat is waste free

(in the hopes that it makes your day better as well)

Nasturtium foliage floating flower arrangement

And maybe your day feels a bit better

Delicate Lobelia flowers to float in a floral design

… so you are inspired to do what you do to make someone else's day a bit better

Delicate Lobelia flowers to float between nasturtium foliage with jasmine tendrils in a sustainable and waste free flower arrangement

And their day is a bit better

Sustainable floating flowers technique

… so they feel inspired to do what they do to make someone else's day a bit better…

Floating Lobelia flowers, nasturtium foliage with jasmine tendrils

See which way this is floating…?

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22 May 2024 A design solution for showcasing the tiniest flowers... in a big way

Floating the tiniest Bits of Floral Treasures from your cut flower garden

4 September 2019 Stack banana leaf rice pockets to float as rosettes

Fold and peg banana leaves into pockets so that they float freely on water. This is inspired by a traditional banana leaf craft used to cook rice in.

11 April 2018 Pick up any bits of plant material floating in the water

Use a wet brush to lift any tiny bits of plant material floating on and in the water to keep your container clear.

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.

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.

13 April 2012 A secret trick to conditioning new growth

Conditioning new growth and sprouts are difficult because the little sprouts have not had time to fully develop its cellular structure to survive being cut and taking up water on...

30 June 2021 Sparkling dew drop puddle to keep flowers hydrated even during a heatwave

Done in no time design... and it is rather refreshing to make.

22 September 2012 Stir-stick Sunburst

Glue a radiating armature from stir-sticks.

15 July 2015 Floating transparent ripples to support delicate floral material

Cut circles out of transparencies to make ripples in the water

7 July 2021 Floral Raft in a Bottle

Float flowers in a bottle by giving each flower their own little bubble wrap raft-skirt.

20 May 2020 A floral float… that floats

If you know my work you have probably seen me do this: I float flowers using a tiny bubble wrap skirt... this time I am floating an entire design on it's own bubble wrap raft.

Related Designs

4 September 2019 Gently down the stream

A mindful summer craft using banana leaves to create a floating arrangement.

30 June 2021 Into a Puddle!

Heat proof floral design for summer.

22 September 2012 Turning of the leaves

An Autumn Equinox design that captures the moment before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again

15 July 2015 So Fine

Use transparencies to create floating devices for the flower material

11 July 2018 Stay-a-Float

Snip florets from a hydrangea mop head to float on water

24 September 2014 Leapfrog

Fold and weave a frog from grass

7 July 2021 Do and Don'ts

One of my trusty tried and tested techniques. When the going gets hot... float your flowers!

4 March 2020 All Aboard!

Ooooh! Am I excited to show you this design. It is an ordinary fishbowl vase... balanced on it's side.

5 December 2018 Personal Preference

The third design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.