My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Clearly invisible taped Grid

Cut sticky tape and fix two lengths from one side to the other over the clear vase

Cut sticky tape and fix two lengths to cross from one side to the other over the clear vase or tray

Leave a little bit of space between the sticky tape for the flowers stems to rest in the water

Leave a little bit of space between the sticky tape for the flowers stems to rest in the water

Add and extend additional strips for the plant material to rest on.jpg

Once these sticky tape lengths are in place it is easy to add and extend additional strips for the plant material to rest on

Fill the tray with water to just below the openings at the sides or just below the tape

Fill the tray with water to just below the openings at the sides or just below the tape (depending on your container)

Measure the stems to be just shorter than the depth of the container

Measure the stems to be just shorter than the depth of the container

Set the flowers into the grid

Set the flowers into the grid,

Let the flowers rest on the sticky tape

... letting it rest on the sticky tape

With the stems in the water below

... with the stems in the water below

The sticky tape will be completely invisible

The sticky tape will be completely invisible

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Tutorials

2 April 2014 Turning the sellotape over the vase trick up-side-down for a sticky side out frog

Tape a grid over a vase to keep the floral details in place

Related Designs

2 July 2014 Clearly contained

Clear containers need clear grids to keep the flowers in place

20 August 2014 Summer

A quick and easy design for summer

28 October 2015 On Pumpkin Coloured Days

Create a besom broom to sweep up those Autumn leaves

6 April 2016 Take it for a Spin

Make a clear grid to suspend plant material on

1 February 2017 Not yet Spring, Spring but a spring

Coil wire and grass to create a spring

22 February 2017 Perfect!

Tulips are so perfect just as they are all that is needed is to simply drape their graceful leaves around the flowers

7 June 2017 Dream, Job

Create a grid to rest some plant material so that it floats and some with their stems to rest in the water below

13 September 2017 Around again

Tape a grid at the edge of a container

1 May 2019 Can you see the tiny hint of Sunshine on the tips of the grass?

I left the grass to mature so that the tips mirror the sun bleached yellow of the orchids.

15 April 2020 Helping Spring Stick Around

Blossom petals drop so quickly! Here's a way to make them last just that little bit longer.