My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Like an open book

Like an open book floral design by Christine de Beer

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Natural design solutions for flower arranging

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Sustainable floral design solutions for environmentally friendly floral designs

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How to keep flowers in place in a vase

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Easy flower arranging ideas

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Flower arranging tutorials for unusual ideas

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Monstera leaves sheltering orchids in a small flower arrangement

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Fun and budget friendly flower arrangements you can make at home

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Quote by Seth Godin

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Tutorials

2 June 2021 Two leaf lining your container to shelter your orchids

Create a shallow puddle in a larger container to keep your flowers in place.

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.

8 January 2020 Leaf-puddle for a short stem in a big vase

Add a leaf to a large-ish vase to create a small puddle of water for your short flower stem to rest in.

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.

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

30 January 2019 A round, around a round foliage… spiral in a vase

Stack foliage to create a rose spiral in a container.

27 June 2018 Foliage tube armature for long stemmed freesia buds

Curl and pin a few leaves into a tube to create an armature for those "left over" freesiabuds.

16 August 2017 Criss-cross Monstera lace-up

Glue short sections of rosary vine into the natural gaps in the Monstera deliciosa leaf

5 October 2016 Folded leaf nest

Leaf armature made of rolled mini Monstera leaves

4 February 2015 Fold over a tropical leaf cocoon

Fold and glue a Monstera deliciosa (delicious monster) leaf

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

8 January 2020 Rest a bit here

Gently curve a shallow area with a leaf to showcase a gorgeous flower with a short stem in a water filled vase

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

22 May 2019 Putting your own spin on it

I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.

30 January 2019 Around Here

Wind lily leaves to spiral around in a water filled container.

22 August 2018 FreestyleFreesia

Dutch floral designer Pim van den Akker, from Flower Factor invited me to participate in a FloraHolland initiative promoting the versatility of Freesias entitled ...

22 August 2018 Freestyle Freesia design video for Flower Factor

Freestyle Freesia design video for Flower Factor

27 June 2018 Look deep

Curl foliage to use as a natural armature for delicate buds.

16 August 2017 Making Ends Meet

Criss-cross corset style connect the gaps in a Monstera deliciosa leaf

5 October 2016 I found it this way: Leaf nest design

This was the third design I did in my "I found it this way" floral art demonstration

13 January 2016 Once Upon A Time

Stack and glue a Grass Pyramid Armature

4 February 2015 collywobbles!

Fold foliage butterflies

7 June 2011 Floating Boat Orchid

The name Cymbidium or boat Orchid is derived from the Greek word Kumbos meaning "hole or cavity", referring to the hollowness in the base of the lip of the flowers.

4 April 2011 its a wrap!

Banana leaves used to wrap flowers instead of Tissue paper or Cellophane