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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

When it gets chilly

When it gets chilly autumn floral design by Christine de Beer

The best time to take one of those…

Floral styling for interior spaces in Fall

cool breeze

Reduce the amount of waste your design studio creates when arranging flowers

crisp crunchy leaves

Tips for professional looking floral designs

freshly fallen rain scented

New ideas for flower arranging

sharp chilly dusk coloured

Creative and natural crafts using sustainable methods.

brisk nowhere particular to go walks

Contemporary floral design Tutorials for eco friendly arrangements

… is on a nippy autumn day.

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Tutorials

21 October 2020 Sunflower heart autumn display

Pick away the ray floret so that the disk floret of a sunflower can be used as a flat surface to display your design on.

13 August 2014 Sunflower Disk Floret

Gently pull the petals ( Ray floret) from the seeded part of the sunflower

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

31 July 2019 Adding folded grass "jitters" to a Sunflower

Adding tension to a design with a grass frame and collar.

23 May 2018 Trailing Ceropegia woodii vines from a Heliconia flower

Set the rosary vines into the natural cavity of the flower head.

3 July 2012 Twig mushroom

Stack and wire a twig mushroom armature

8 May 2019 Fill a trumpet shaped flower cup with... more flowers!

A hidden water source small enough to fit into a dainty flower.

5 November 2014 Acorn inspired Autumn leaf armature

Dry fall leaves to create a ball shape structure

31 January 2018 Rock Rest for a heavy Protea Flower Head

Create a contrasting base to lift the heavy flower-head to design in

13 August 2014 Standing flowering stems in shallow puddles

Making a truss out of sunflower stems for a free standing design

31 October 2018 Spider-mum

Craft a spider from twigs and a chrysanthemum

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

31 July 2019 Jitters!

Zig-zag grass details add a bit of tension to the design

23 May 2018 In Summer!

A contemporary cascade of rosary vine and dried petals.

3 July 2012 Twig-a-tude

Stack and wire twigs to create a twig mushroom with attitude for summer

8 May 2019 It takes more than one person to invent a trumpet!

Filling a trumpet flower cup... with more flowers!

5 November 2014 All In One

dry autumn leaves into an acorn shape

31 January 2018 Rock, don't Roll

Balance the heavy Protea flower head to lean against a rock.

13 August 2014 A leg to stand on

Create a upright design by supporting the flowering stems

31 October 2018 Scary stuff!

My Halloween design... with some scary stuff hidden if you can read between the leaves!