My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Hana-Kubari Bamboo Stilts with a Hidden Water Source

Cut the bamboo right above the node.

Cut the bamboo right above the node. Leave about 1 cm of the internode.

This creates a small cavity for the miniature orchid stem to fit in

This creates a small cavity for the miniature orchid stem to fit in. The thin walled hollow culms are more suitable for this.

Split the opposite side of the bamboo

Split the opposite side of the bamboo

Slip the bamboo over the side of a container

Slip the bamboo over the side of a container. Split more bamboo sections and place it around the container.

Gently press down on the bamboo to make sure it stands securely

Gently press down on the bamboo to make sure it stands securely

Weave a vine through the bamboo sections

Weave a vine through the bamboo sections

See the Tutorials below for more detailed instructions on how to weave and how to manipulate stems.

Continue to weave the vine through the bamboo and set the end of the stem in the container

Continue to weave the vine through the bamboo and set the end of the stem in the container

Fill the container with water to keep the stem hydrated

Fill the cavity with water using a syringe

Fill the cavity with water using a syringe

Fit the flower stem into the water filled cavity

Fit the flower stem into the water filled cavity

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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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