My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Stack two glass vases to keep a leaf upright in water

Rinse out an empty soda bottle

Rinse out an empty soda bottle and cut four long strips of plastic.

Connect two strips with hot glue

Connect two strips with hot glue to craft two longer plastic strips.

Connect the plastic at the top and the bottom to mimic the shape of a leaf

Connect the plastic at the top and the bottom to mimic the shape of a leaf

Taper the top and the bottom slightly

Taper the top and the bottom slightly

Set the plastic inside a leaf

Set the plastic inside a leaf

And tack the plastic to the leaf with floral glue.

And tack the plastic to the leaf with floral glue.

Place the leaf in a vase

Place the leaf in a vase and carefully stack a slightly smaller vase in the first one the keep the leaf in place

Add water to the bottom vase

Pour water into the bottom vase to keep the leaf hydrated

For more instructions on how to make a syringe with a tube see the Tutorials below

Glue water tubes to the plastic

Glue water tubes to the plastic

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I make my own water tubes from drinking straws

Fill the tubes with water and add the flowers

Fill the tubes with water and add 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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