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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

The plastic inside of a roll of Florist tape becomes a Wrist Corsage

Wrist Corsage

I love the idea of body flowers.

You don't really need a reason to wear a floral wrist corsage but up-cycling the inner ring from your finished floral tape is most certainly cause for celebration: Yippee! I am getting a new roll of tape and Yippee! I am reducing the amount of trash my design room generates.

Succulent wrist corsage.

And to take the idea of ecologically sound design another step further: The succulents in the corsage will lasts for more than a month before some of the leaves will develop tiny roots that can then be picked off to plant.

Long lasting Echiveria wrist corsage

Echiveria wrist corsage, simple and elegant

Design note: I left the corsage on my desk to see how it ages. This is the corsage one month later. If you look carefully you will see tiny roots forming on the succulents

Succulent bracelet featured in Blossom Zine

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15 April 2011 Decorate the wrist corsage

Glue rosette shaped succulents onto the wrist corsage

12 September 2012 Infinity fold for storing ribbon

Neatly roll you ribbon to store flat in a drawer

5 March 2014 Harvesting succulents

Severing the rosette to design with

Favourite Flowers


Echiveria, Hen and chicks

Related Designs

26 July 2011 Echeveria ring

Succulents are really trendy right now. Not just as potted plants but also in designs. All the way from floral accessory to fashion accessory- right on trend!

29 April 2011 Copper wire Spiral pot scrubber becomes a Tiara

Design 3:Wedding Tiara. This is a real Cinderella design, one moment scrubbing pots and the next getting ready for the ball.

25 April 2011 Drinking straws become flower test tubes

Design 2: Up-cycle drinking straws to make tiny test tubes to hold the orchids on my willow twig blind.

5 August 2015 Wear it Well

Wrap a ribbon around an up-cycled plastic ring for the most comfortable wrist corsage

31 August 2016 Leftovers

Using bits and snippets to create an everlasting moss and succulent design

20 September 2017 You Wear It Well

My article and body flowers design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

29 January 2011 Ground Breaking

Water stream breaking through ground in an autumn forest.