My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

The way we curve

The way we curve flower arrangement by Christine de Beer

I aim to share designs to inspire whatever your skill level.

Minimal and meditative flower design

Some weeks are easy and quick to do… some easy but slow going… some difficult but once you have the hang of it, it’s already done… some difficult and you have to build your way into it… some weird just to make you think about your own work...

Easy flower arrangement ideas

... and that means there will always be

Style flowers like a professional designer

a few of us up over there who will be kinda bored

Soft minimal nature craft design

and

How to make floral designs with only a few flowers

a few of us around over there who will be kinda confused

Sustainable foam free floral design tutorials

But mostly more than a few of us will always be endlessly curious and that keeps it all from toppling over.

Every week I add a new design with related tutorials. Be sure to subscribe to receive an email notification with design inspiration.

Tutorials

10 March 2021 A tiny pebble to keep it all in place

Keep an orchid and a blade of grass on an upturned bowl... with the weight of a tiny pebble.

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.

13 January 2016 Stacked Grass Pyramid Armature

Stack snippets of grass on a wire frame to make a floating pyramid armature

13 March 2019 Interweave an enchanted gift basket

A bit of a planned-messy woven basket that is sturdy enough to carry small items.

5 April 2017 Weaving a Pillbox hat from grass

Use the "over and under" weaving pattern to weave a round, upright hat with a flat top and no brim.

25 January 2017 Detailing a messy edged grass basket

Weave a basket from lily grass and then cut and curl the edges

29 May 2019 Weaving and Interweaving for contrast

My block design is shaped around a Styrofoam block. It is bulky but lightweight and a great way to reuse packaging.

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.

22 April 2020 Weave a trendy oversized clutch purse with a hidden magnetic closure

A three in one Tutorial to show you how to weave a clutch purse, how to add a magnetic closure AND how to incorporate a ribbon into a weaved design.

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

13 July 2016 Woven

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

13 January 2016 Once Upon A Time

Stack and glue a Grass Pyramid Armature

13 March 2019 How to avoid your wedding treasures from becoming “after the event trash”

My article and grass wedding basket design.

5 April 2017 Easter Bonnet

Weave a delicate Pillbox hat

25 January 2017 What is in a basket of spectacular?

Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display

29 May 2019 Creative Competition

This week I am so excited to share my article and design that was published in the recent issue of the Floral Art Society of New Zealand's Academy Magazine for NZ qualified...

15 January 2020 This way we connect

Weave a connected panel to frame a single orchid.

22 April 2020 Yes… but what would she put in it?

Some floral fashion inspiration: weave a pretty clutch purse