My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

To two too!

You can choose two or all… celebrate with me...

To two too! Flower arrangement by Christine de Beer

With a couple of yay!!

Tulip Spring floral design

a pair of whooooop!!

Adding emotions to your flower designs

a jippppeeee! duet

Celebrate spring with a beautifully arranged bunch of flowers

ii of hip… hip…

New ideas with wreaths for floral styling

a twin rah-rah!!

Sustainable flower arranging ideas for floral designers

duo...hooray!!

Zero waste foam free flower arrangement ideas

And both halves that makes up the hap...

Original ideas for flower arranging

... and the py...

Soft minimal floral styling for interiors

… in happy 2nd Book Birthday: The The Effortless Floral Craftsman

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Tutorials

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

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...

21 March 2012 Where to cut Tulips to condition

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

1 April 2020 Using your seriously cool hot glue skills to glue a wire support for a tulip stem

A clever almost concealed wire support to keep a single tulip flower upright in a minimal bud design.

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.

6 February 2019 Winter White Twig Screen

Glue twigs to screen delicate flowers for a wintry design.

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.

4 April 2018 Tap in a Twig Support

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

27 January 2016 Sprouting willow armature

Carefully manipulate and bend green willow stems to place in water to sprout as an armature for tulips to mature and open

21 January 2015 Braiding three Tulip stems

Plait Tulip stems

30 April 2014 Scattered grass armature

An grass armature that looks scattered but is actually very secure

Favourite Flowers

Tulipa

Tulip

Related Designs

1 April 2020 Hang in there!

Keeping this tulip upright requires less magic and more hot glue skills... but it looks magical never the less.

26 February 2020 To top it all off

This is a great "space-keeper" design. The tulip will continue to grow into the vase height as they open... but until then the grass platform part of the design diverts your...

6 February 2019 Tread softly on winter

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

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.

27 January 2016 Well, I'll be

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

21 January 2015 Tiptoe through the Tulips

Braid Tulip stems to set in water

30 April 2014 Scattered

Scatter some dried grass to make a floral armature

19 March 2014 One of one of everyone

Float flowers using a bubble wrap raft

11 May 2011 It's Tulip Time!

Tulips continue to grow once the stem is severed from the bulb. More often than not you can use this growth to create an ever changing design. But sometimes you want that tulip...

1 March 2011 FLOAT

Reflex Tulip and Passion Fruit Tendrils in a wax disk