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Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Sealing water leaks

Petroleum jelly is both waterproof and not water soluble it creates a waterproof barrier to keep the water from leaking out of the vials when you hang it upside down. In fact, this trick work so well that you can use drinking straws or plastic tubes and seal it around the stem with the petroleum jelly

Cut a drinking straw into sections

Cut a drinking straw into sections

Scoop up a small bit of baby petroleum jelly on a spreader

Scoop up a small bit of baby petroleum jelly on a spreader

And smooth it around the flowers stem and inside the drinking straw to create a barrier

And smooth it around the flowers stem and inside the drinking straw to create a barrier

Fill the straw with water

Fill the straw with water

See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how I make a syringe with a tube to make it easier to fill the straws

And hang the flower

And hang the flower

See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how I use drinking straws to make flower vials

Sometimes regular plastic vials also need a little help to stop water from leaking out

Spread the thinnest layer of jelly around the cap

Spread the thinnest layer of Petroleum jelly around the cap. It should now be perfectly sealed to hang upside down

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to cut a plastic vial so that it is possible to top up the water in an upside down design.

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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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