My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Fill hollow bark with test tubes

Glue tiny sections of pipe to the bark to fill as a water source for the fresh flower material.

Glue the pipe to the tube with hot glue

Glue the pipe to the tube with hot glue

Add another section of pipe

Add another section of pipe...

Glue a few of the tubes at an angle

glue a few of the tubes at an angle...

So that the flowers will follow the curve of the bark

so that the flowers will follow the curve of the bark

Small pipe tubes peeking over the edge of the bark

Small pipe tubes peeking over the edge of the bark

Fill the entire length of the bark with tubes

Fill the entire length of the bark with tubes

Fill the tubes with water

Fill the tubes with water

See the Tutorial below on how to make the Syringe tube

Let the water filled tubes stand for a few minutes

Let the water filled tubes stand for a few minutes

Soak up any of the water with the syringe tube

If there are holes in any of the tubes the water will leak out. Twist the leaking tube to remove and soak up any of the water with the syringe tube. Blot to dry and replace the tube and test it again.

Fill the tubes with snippets of Gyp

Fill the tubes with snippets of Baby's breath and rosary vine

Glue bits of bark to the side of the

Glue bits of bark to the side of the "log" to hide the mechanics

Top up the water if needed with the syringe tube.

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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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