My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Cinderella Spiral Pumpkin from Midelino Cane Coils

Roll a section of Midelino Cane into a coil

Roll a section of Midelino Cane into a medium sized coil

Gather a few strands of white Midelino flat coils in your hand

Gather the strands of white Midelino flat coils in your hand. Adjust all the end pieces so that it will be secured by the ties.

Loosely tie the cane coils with a cable tie

Loosely tie the cane coils with a cable tie at the place where you held the end pieces together with your hand.

Tie with two cable ties

Secure with a second cable tie.

Fan out the Midelino coil

Gently fan out the Midelino coil.

Create Cinderella Spiral Pumpkin from Midelino Cane Coils

Continue to fan out all the cane pieces to create Cinderella Spiral Pumpkin from Midelino Cane Coils.

Pull the cable ties tight

Pull the cable ties tight to secure the spiral in place.

Cut the ties short

Cut the ties short.

Cover the cable ties with two strips of Midelino and add floral details

Cover the cable ties with two strips of Midelino.

Glue small test tubes into the structure for the orchids

Glue tiny test tubes into the structure to keep the floral details hydrated.

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Tutorials

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

13 April 2012 Staining Midelino cane Coils

White Midelino cane is easy to stain in any colour

14 August 2012 Midelino cane coil basket

Weave a hand basket from Midelino cane coils

Favourite Flowers

Cymbidium

Cymbidium, Boat Orchid

Related Designs

1 May 2012 Center the more adventurous design ideas on your centerpieces

Designing adventurous Contemporary Floral centerpieces Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine </strong><br><br>

10 April 2011 Simplicity

Durbanville FlowerClub Arrangement: Chincherinchee on a wire spiral

2 March 2016 Beginning

Glue a Midelino Cane Coil Globe Cup to display beautiful Gloriosa lilies

22 June 2016 Perfection

Spiral grass to create a nest for the lady slipper orchids

12 July 2017 Sparkler

A radiating twig design

27 September 2017 As tendrils tend to do

Curl a wreath with tendrils to create a twig-pumpkin

7 March 2018 Twist of its own

... a quick an easy design. Curl a few flax leaves to frame orchids

6 November 2019 Dance lessons from the Autumn leaves

A fun and easy contemporary floral design to display foraged autumn leaves and just a touch of flowers that can easily be replaced.