My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Apples and Orchids

This is a wired bridal bouquet.

Apples and Orchids

Wired Apples and green Cymbidium Orchids

As you can imagine it is a relatively weighty design and balance is incredibly important. Start by assembling the apples to create almost an armature for the orchids to nestle into.

Wire the apples to create an armature for the orchids.

Each apple is wired to craft stems that can bend and twist into place. Once the design feels comfortable to hold and the fruit is secure you can wire in the orchids.

Place the orchids in small test tubes to wire into the design.

I placed the orchids in small test tubes as a water supply and then I wire each test tube to have a stem to secure into the design

The Ethylene gas that fruit and vegetables emits cause flowers to wilt quicker. Do not store fruit and vegetables close to flowers. Dipping fruit in a thin layer of wax can help prevent this. It is also important to seal the wound made when attaching a wire to the fruit.

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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.




Cymbidium, Boat Orchid