My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Thaw

Thaw floral design by Christine de Beer

to become free

Hopeful winter floral designs

of the effect

How to make a reflex tulip petal floral arrangement

(such as stiffness, numbness, or hardness)

How to make beautiful flower arrangements using only a few flowers

of cold

Flower arranging with less flowers

as a result

Open up tulips for a fuller flower arrangement

of exposure

Easy floral design tutorials you can do yourself

to warmth

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Tutorials

19 January 2022 Knot a wool grid for a cozy Tulip and twig armature design

Bring in some warmth with a tulip design that still hints at winter

3 March 2011 Reflex Tulip Petals

Tulip petals can be opened or reflexed to create a fuller bloom

21 March 2012 Where to cut Tulips to condition

Here is a trick to make sure your tulips will condition thoroughly

28 December 2016 Adding snow to twigs

Glue artificial snow to twigs

11 May 2011 Slow down tulip growth, after the stems have been severed from the bulbs

Tulips continue to grow after being cut. Sometimes when you make a very small design or for competition or bridal work you want to minimize growth. The best way to do this is to...

30 April 2014 Scattered grass armature

An grass armature that looks scattered but is actually very secure

16 January 2019 Delicate Twig Hammock Armature to keep tulips upright in a shallow container

Craft a suspended armature to create a clear winter design.

18 January 2017 T-connect twigs to shadow a design

Split a twig to create a t connection to hover a twig over the design

4 April 2018 Tap in a Twig Support

Wedge snipped twigs into a glass vase to act as a support for your flowers

6 February 2019 Winter White Twig Screen

Glue twigs to screen delicate flowers for a wintry design.

24 March 2021 A Spring Sprout Wreath Flower Frog

Craft an everything is still growing spring design to celebrate... what we love!

19 June 2012 Tapping away Tulip pollen

Tap away most of the pollen from a fully opened tulip

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.

Favourite Flowers

Tulipa

Tulip

Related Designs

23 February 2022 Plan Together

Leaning Muscari flowers in a snow covered twig armature.

1 March 2011 FLOAT

Reflex Tulip and Passion Fruit Tendrils in a wax disk

30 April 2014 Scattered

Scatter some dried grass to make a floral armature

16 January 2019 Every. Single. Week.

Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.

4 April 2018 Grow on it

Wedge twigs into a vase to create a grid.

20 January 2021 Hope Bubble

That good old double vase trick... but this time I deliberately added a bubble between the two layers to create a third circle in the design.

6 February 2019 Tread softly on winter

A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.

24 March 2021 To two too!

A Spring Tulip celebration design... with a special message

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

27 January 2016 Well, I'll be

Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems

19 March 2014 One of one of everyone

Float flowers using a bubble wrap raft