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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

The thing!?! Do you remember the thing?!?

The thing!?! Do you remember the thing?!? floral art design by Christine de Beer

Do you remember the wonderful thing that the kind person said about the thing you could do that made you feel special when you were little?

Anemone and lily grass minimal floral design

or the thing where a well timed hug makes everything feel okay-ish again?

Floral styling tutorial for minimal spaces

Or the time you dropped that thing and a friendly passerby helped you pick it up?

Anemone floral arrangement design using minimal plant material

Or when that good natured stranger smiled at you and that thing where you couldn’t even imagine not smiling back?

How to arrange a single Anemone in a large vase

Do you remember seeing that person carrying all that stuff and you did that little shuffle thing to get the door first so that you could hold it open for them?

New ways to design with flowers

Or being somewhere new and another person doing that thing where we make eye contact… and we all know it means: are you okay?

Easy diy Anemone and lily grass no foam and sustainable floral design

How about the thing where someone's timing was so perfect with their comment and we all still laugh thinking about that day?

Creative floral design ideas and tutorials

It’s just the thing, remembering the thing.

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2 March 2022 Weave a lily grass shelter for a suspended flower stem

Hide the prettiest of flowers in the entire bunch in plain sight by framing it with elegant grass.

8 June 2011 Foliage Weaving

For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...

15 January 2020 Over and under weave floral panel armature for inside a vase

Weave a small panel that fits snugly in a container for a minimal, foam free design that is quick to make but looks spectacular.

13 July 2016 Woven lily grass parachute armature

Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.

12 March 2014 Grass tunnel that stays just so

Snip, roll and glue a few blades of grass to create a design feature

9 August 2017 Weave a flat top to tip at an angle with flower stems

Craft a platform to highlight small flowers

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

A cool and minimal floral design for summer.

27 August 2014 Loosely woven grass on Driftwood

Loosely weave grass on a piece of driftwood for an informal armature

9 August 2017 Weave a flat top to tip at an angle with flower stems

Craft a platform to highlight small flowers

26 February 2020 Weave a grass Platform for an opening Tulip bud

Tulips continue to grow as they open. This means you not only have to be mindful of their proportions as they are now... but also as they will be once open.

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.

28 January 2015 Well Rooted Sprouting Willow Weave

Weave a sprouting armature

24 September 2014 Folding a Frog

Fold and weave a frog from grass

23 April 2014 Flower catcher

Keep a flower suspended just above water with palm leaves

3 April 2013 Twin Leaf Weave

Weave two palm leaves together to create a floral grid

1 October 2012 Weaving a ball shaped Dew-drop Catcher from grass

Weave a sphere from grass

2 February 2022 Connect bud vases with a fresh foliage open weave

Craft two woven panels to place front and back of a couple of bud vases to create a unit.

Related Designs

15 January 2020 This way we connect

Weave a connected panel to frame a single orchid.

13 July 2016 Woven

Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature for orchids to perch on

12 March 2014 Petrichor

A minimalist design in a shallow tray

9 August 2017 Hat tip

Tip a mortarboard inspired top at an angle for a glass design

12 June 2019 Almost... all over!

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

27 August 2014 Brought Together

Loosely weave blades of grass together

28 January 2015 In a State of Flow

weave some willow to use as an armature

24 September 2014 Leapfrog

Fold and weave a frog from grass

23 April 2014 Bound to Keep

Weave and tie a decorative catcher to suspend flowers

3 April 2013 April showers bring May flowers

After a long winter it is always fun to use the first spring bulb flowers!

1 October 2012 How to catch a dew drop:

Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop

5 September 2012 Just Right! Floral Art demonstration: Just Right!

My third design in my demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society meeting

2 February 2022 Putting my feelers out

Adding just a little something to a bud vase design to connect them... and make it special.