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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Oh yes, The Hornet of Tranquility

Oh yes, The Hornet of Tranquility floral design by Christine de Beer


Minimalist floral designs... with an organic twist

I totally

How to make floral bud insects Hornet

know this

Add a tiny design detail to a summer floral arrangement

didn’t happen… but...

A contemporary minimalist semi submerged lily flower arrangement for summer

well… just imagine if it did!

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1 July 2020 Crafting a Hornet of Tranquility (you know… the one with the sparkle butt)

Let me explain myself: it’s got a blue sparkle stinger… or you wouldn’t have noticed the little wasp.

5 January 2011 Palm leaf Hopper-flies (grasshoppers and butterflies)

Weave grasshoppers or butterflies (or fireflies) from palm leaves

17 June 2015 Zig zag Palm Dragonfly

Fold a dragonfly from a long strand of grass or palm leaf

10 June 2020 Overgrown vine tangle to suspend flowers in a clear vase

A zero waste and sustainable floral design solution to keep your flowers exactly where you want them without using floral foam.

12 June 2019 Loop-over grass veil for a cool summer design

A cool and minimal floral design for summer.

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.

Favourite Flowers


Inca lily, Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas



Related Designs

26 May 2021 From all sides

An all on one side design to admire roses from all sides.

11 May 2022 Is this new…?

Giving old ideas a new twist to refresh it for Spring

21 June 2017 Playing Favourites

A quick and easy Kenzan design

17 June 2015 This Summer

Weave slip on summer sandals

10 June 2020 All Out

An all out effective way of keeping a flower stem in the exact spot you want it to be in a clear water vase design.

25 July 2018 Lemon Aid

Use a lemon as a stopper to keep floral material in place

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

… and why we call this the special craftsmanship edition

6 June 2018 Hi-Lo

Perfect stems, perfect flowers. Needs nothing more.

10 June 2015 Gotcha!

Hana Kubari lily stems

12 June 2019 Almost... all over!

Loop a grass veil over a lily stem to create a minimalist summer design.