My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

This way we connect

This way we connect floral art design

It goes over and under

Weaving with grass in contemporary floral design

And over and over

Sustainable foam free floral design ideas that are practical for florists.

And through and through

Original flower arranging ideas that are easy to do

And weave all the way too

Soft minimalism floral styling for your home

And one before of the other

New ideas for flower arranging that is easy and quick to design

And in between and curved around

Zero waste flower arranging ideas

And then…

Connect with nature through floral design

it all just slots in!

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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.

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...

2 July 2019 Grass Spiral Wind Spinner

Thread grass into flexi grass to create a spinner that gently turns in the wind.

15 April 2015 Stretching leaves and foliage into a ringlet curl

Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.

31 July 2013 Ladder-frog

Lash the orchid stems together to create a ladder for the flower to rest on.

16 August 2017 Criss-cross Monstera lace-up

Glue short sections of rosary vine into the natural gaps in the Monstera deliciosa leaf

23 April 2014 Flower catcher

Keep a flower suspended just above water with palm leaves

13 January 2016 Stacked Grass Pyramid Armature

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

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.

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.

6 September 2017 Contained rose twig stack

Glue the twigs in a container to easily follow the round shape

4 July 2018 Bundle Support

Tie a bundle of lily grass in a bundle to offer support for your flowers.

Favourite Flowers


Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

27 January 2021 Knot how it was supposed to go

When you figure out the "how to" tricks of manipulating plant material it is possible to respectfully set them into seemingly impossible new directions.

17 February 2021 From here in out

An all natural, zero waste design using only plant material.

10 March 2021 The way we curve

Tiny minimal design that explores curves.

2 March 2022 The thing!?! Do you remember the thing?!?

A design that visually plays with good proportions to allow the sheltered flower to be the focal point.

6 April 2022 Gaps between those in-between Spring days

Give a minimal design a few grass "whiskers" to feel that Spring breeze.

22 February 2023 Jump out at you

Early iris flowers in a bud vase.

23 August 2023 Note to Self

An easy to weave natural grid for summer floral arrangements.

1 May 2024 Favourite Take-Away

Basket weave container for some Spring floral treasures.

3 July 2019 Taking a Breather

A relaxing summer design that spins gently in the wind

31 July 2013 Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer

A tiny orchid stem ladder keeps the orchid suspended just above the water line

16 August 2017 Making Ends Meet

Criss-cross corset style connect the gaps in a Monstera deliciosa leaf

23 April 2014 Bound to Keep

Weave and tie a decorative catcher to suspend flowers

3 December 2014 Finding Common Ground

My article and twig boutonniere design featured in the Winter issue of DIY Weddings Magazine

13 January 2016 Once Upon A Time

Stack and glue a Grass Pyramid Armature

13 July 2016 Woven

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

6 September 2017 One of those difficult questions

Glue a bunch of twigs inside a container to create a round stack

4 July 2018 Wonder

Tie a bundle of grass to support your floral details