My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

An eggshell stack and grass snippet arch with a hidden water source for a Spring or Easter design

Make a hole in the bottom of an eggshell.

Make sure the hole is big enough to fit a large water tube.

To make the eggs stack, make the holes at slightly different angles so that they don't simply fit into one another.

Slip the water tube through the hole.

Continue to skewer and stack the shells to build up the base for your design.

Place the shell stack in an egg cup or decorative container.

Slip grass snippets between the stacked shells.

Glue in grass snippets to shape the nest like arch.

For a stable arch make sure you glue most of the grass snippets at at least three places

Glue in the other side of the twig arch.

fill the tube with water.

Place the orchid in the water tube to rest on the grass arch.

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28 March 2018 Stacked eggshell containers that won't topple over.

Balance a stack of eggshells with a magnet for a tiny Easter design

7 April 2012 Just Hatched Papier Mache Easter Eggs

Glue newsprint paper to balloons to make large egg shaped containers to design in

30 April 2014 Scattered grass armature

An grass armature that looks scattered but is actually very secure

30 August 2017 Standing a water tube at an angle in lumber

Create a minimal design by placing a single flower on a platform

5 July 2017 Bits of snipped grass glued to create a net

Glue a fragile sheltering net to soften the look of a summer design

30 May 2018 Snippet grid

Glue grass stem snippets to create a natural grid over a shallow container

8 August 2018 Wrap around grass loop and knot armature

Connect strips of ripped grass to create a knotted armature for short stemmed flowers

12 September 2018 Off-center hole-wreath armature

Craft a slightly off center wreath from dried vines and grasses for Phalaenopsis orchids.

Favourite Flowers


Cymbidium, Boat Orchid

Related Designs

27 March 2019 Like trying to find a water tube in a eggshell stack

A fun Spring and Easter design with stacked eggshells.

16 April 2014 Never saw such a lovely day...

Weave a palm thorn garland to decorate for Easter

30 April 2014 Scattered

Scatter some dried grass to make a floral armature

30 August 2017 If

Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem

23 May 2018 In Summer!

A contemporary cascade of rosary vine and dried petals.

5 July 2017 Just A Bit

Glue a bit of grass snippets to suspend over the design

30 May 2018 You see... here is the Thing:

Glue a grass snippet grid for shallow container design

8 August 2018 On the net

Knot a net to rest short stem orchids on.

12 September 2018 Hole-ding it’s breath

Craft an almost Autumn armature from dried sweet pea vines