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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Notice That?/!

Notice That floral art design by Christine de Beer

Have you had the privilege to watch

Light and airy grass flower arrangement for summer


Quaking Grass floral design

(that others might even describe as unremarkable and pretty much ordinary)

Quaking Grass and erigeron flower arrangement for summer display

absolutely glow

How to design a grass meadow in a glass container arrangement

when you notice that

Arranging grasses in glass vases to bring nature inside for a summer arrangement

what makes it so, so special?

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31 May 2023 No Mow May Scattered Grass and Erigeron Meadow design

Tape a grid to create a barely there scattered grass display for a cooling summer display.

2 April 2014 Turning the sellotape over the vase trick up-side-down for a sticky side out frog

Tape a grid over a vase to keep the floral details 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.

30 April 2014 Scattered grass armature

An grass armature that looks scattered but is actually very secure

4 August 2021 Scattered dried grass with raindrop crystals

Craft a light and airy grass halo to suspend tiny drop crystals around gorgeous roses.

30 August 2017 Standing a water tube at an angle in lumber

Create a minimal design by placing a single flower on a platform

27 October 2021 Hovering golden wheat Ghost Ship armature

Using dry and fresh floral material in one design without the dry becoming soggy and the fresh drying out.

2 November 2022 A Reflex Rose Rose Hip… Rose

Making a rose even more roselike by enhancing its rosy-ness.

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

14 September 2022 Summer harvest Vine Swirl

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

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.

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.

Related Designs

5 June 2024 hang out with.. you know… floristically speaking

Making what makes your floral details unique the focal point of a design

30 April 2014 Scattered

Scatter some dried grass to make a floral armature

4 August 2021 Counting Raindrops

Grass crisscross that makes you want to lean in closer to count the late summer raindrops around these gorgeous roses.

30 August 2017 If

Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem

27 October 2021 Ship Shape

The dry wheat stems are suspended from the outside of the container so that they remain dry and the flower stems can gently rest inside to remain hydrated.

2 November 2022 bonfire

A final rosy burst of fiery autumn colour.

13 September 2017 Around again

Tape a grid at the edge of a container

14 September 2022 Overgrown S-Autum-mer Swirl

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

2 April 2014 Apricity

Turning a stand-by floral technique sticky side out

6 April 2016 Take it for a Spin

Make a clear grid to suspend plant material on

7 June 2017 Dream, Job

Create a grid to rest some plant material so that it floats and some with their stems to rest in the water below

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.

10 July 2013 Pink

Weave an invisible grid to float the plant material on

30 June 2021 Into a Puddle!

Heat proof floral design for summer.