My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Bubble raft to float flowers

Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help.

If you want to float really delicate floral material see the Transparent ripple Tutorial below

Without a bubble wrap skirt the tulips will slowly fill with water and sink

Water slowly seeps in between the petals to pool and weigh down the bloom.

Bubble wrap skirt to make the tulip float

Cut the bubble raft to fit like a skirt around the flower base

Cut a disk out of the bubble wrap to make a flower float raft

Cut a disk out of bubble wrap. Cut it just slightly smaller than the petals for flat based flowers.

Fold the bubble wrap and cut a hole for the flower sterm to fit through

Fold the wrap and cut a hole for the stem to fit through.

Cut a hole in the bubble wrap raft to fit the flower stem

Also remember: the heavier the flower head the larger the bubble raft. In the water the bubble wrap becomes almost invisible

Simply slip the stem through the hole

Simply slip the stem through the hole

Cut the stem as short as required

Cut the stem as short as required

And set it in water to float

And set it in water to float

Even flat petalled orchids float better with a bubble skirt

Even flat petalled orchids float better with a bubble skirt

And keeps the water from slowly sinking the bloom.

And keeps the water from slowly sinking the bloom.

Press the stem all the way through so that the bubble skirt support the petals

Press the stem all the way through so that the bubble skirt support the petals

And float the flowers

And float the flowers

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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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