My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

The sound of a kiss

The sound of a kiss floral art design

In Thai it's chup,

Stack twigs into a heart shape

in German, schmatz,

Oncidium orchids

in Greek, mats-muts,

Twigs, moss and oncidium orchids

in Malayalam,umma,

Loosely stacked twigs

in Japanese, chu.

Place each orchid in a small water filled tube

muah,

Lightly sprinkle with artificial snow

smack,

Twig heart.

xxx,

Stack twig heart, moss oncidium orchids and artificial snow

and mwah... Happy New Year to you!!!

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Tutorials

31 December 2014 Stacked Table-Top Twig Heart

Stack and glue moss covered twigs into a heart shape

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

24 July 2012 Blow away hot glue strands

When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase

16 August 2011 Cut spiked flower stems and foliage into short sections

Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

Favourite Flowers

Oncidium

Dancing lady

Related Designs

8 February 2017 It could hold

A fragile looking heart made from twigs that can hold a lot of orchids