My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Floral Fridge magnet in a nutshell

I glued tiny water filled drinking straws at a slight angle into the nutshell to give the plant material a water source. But both the Kalanchoe 'Calandiva Pink' flowers and the Ceropegia woodii leaves will remain turgid out of water for at least a few days. The variegated grass will dry and curl slightly but will keep it's shape tucked under the rosary vine.

Tuck the thinest part of a corsage magnet into a nutshell.

Tuck the thinnest part of a corsage magnet into a nutshell.

Glue the Kalanchoe 'Calandiva Pink' blossoms to cover the magnet.

Glue the Kalanchoe 'Calandiva Pink' blossoms to cover the magnet.

Finish the design with a sparkly bead, two heart shaped Ceropegia woodii leaves and a variegated ribbon grass folded like an awareness ribbon

Fit the larger magnet at the back of the nutshell.

Fit the larger magnet at the back of the nutshell.

Floral fridge magnet ready to hang.

Floral fridge magnet ready to hang on your fridge door.

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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.

7 April 2012 Foam pin holder drying rack

This is a convenient way to keep flowers perfectly upright while you wait for glue to dry.

Related Designs

19 April 2012 In a nutshell

Sunday April 22 is Earth day and a tiny floral fridge magnet is a wonderful reminder of just how beautiful our planet is.

19 April 2017 A spongy home for this octopus orchid

An unusual mechanic for a tiny orchid design

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My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

3 October 2018 But what’s inside?

This week we are looking at the contents pages of my book... but more specifically at the sweet little pod design on the content page of my book.