My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Bleached Baby’s Breath Wreath

Measure out two containers for your wreath.jpg

Measure out two containers for your wreath. I used a flat catering tray for the outer circle and a pillar vase for the inside circle.

Cover the vase with cling wrap to make it easy to remove

Cover the vase with cling wrap to make it easy to remove

Pour wood glue into a deep container

Pour wood glue into a deep container

Thin the glue with water and stir well

Thin the glue with water and stir well

Dip sprigs of Baby's Breath in the glue mixture

Dip sprigs of dried and bleached Baby's Breath in the glue mixture

See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to bleach Gypsophila

Place the sprig in the tray at an angle

Place the sprig in the tray, at an angle

Add more sprigs of Gyp

Add more sprigs of Gyp. Place the next sprig at the same angle as the one before to create an outward radiating wreath

Allow the first layer to dry

Allow the first layer to dry

Build up layer after layer

Build up layer after layer, allowing the sprigs to dry before adding the next layer

Stack each sprig to radiate out

Stack each sprig to radiate out, same as the one before

Set aside to dry thoroughly.

Carefully lift the pillar vase from the tray

Carefully lift the pillar vase from the tray

Wiggle your fingers between the tray and the wreath

Wiggle your fingers between the tray and the wreath

Carefully start to lift the wreath

Carefully start to lift the wreath

Spread your fingers and loosen all the sprigs that are glued to the tray

Spread your fingers and move your hand gently around the tray to loosen all the sprigs.

Remove the wreath from the tray

Remove the wreath from the tray

Place the wreath on a glass container

Place the wreath on a glass container

Add a few tiny test tubes for the fresh flowers

Glue in a few tiny test tubes for the fresh flowers

See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how I make tiny test tubes from drinking straws

Fill the test tubes with water and add the orchids

Fill the test tubes with water and add the orchids

See the detailed Tutorial below for an easy way to fill tiny test tubes with water

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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Gypsophila

Baby’s breath, soap wort, Gyp, Gypsophila