My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Folded leaf nest

Fold the leaves over to create a tube

Wipe the mini Monstera leaves clean and fold the lobe over to create a tube. The sinus of the leaf creates a cavity for the succulents to peep out of.

Secure the lobes with a small drop of floral glue

Secure the lobes with a small drop of floral glue

Place the stem ends in a water tube to keep the leaf hydrated

Place the stem ends in a water tube to keep the leaf hydrated

Slip the one stem into the next so that both the water tubes are inside the leaf tubes

Slip the one stem into the next so that both the water tubes are inside the leaf tubes

Wiggle the leaves so that they nestle into each other creating a tube

Wiggle the leaves so that they nestle into each other creating a tube

Nestle in another leaf from both sides

Nestle in another leaf from both sides

Creating a long leaf nest

Creating a long leaf nest

Nestle the twig nest on the twig tangle

Nestle the twig nest on the twig tangle

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I made the twig tangles for the design demonstration

Slip the succulents between the lobes to cover the water tubes

Slip the succulents between the lobes to cover the water tubes

Secure the leaf nest to the twig tangle with a hot glue web

Secure the leaf nest to the twig tangle with a hot glue web

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to create a hot glue web

Hot glue spiderweb strands

Spin the hot glue around the leaf nest to secure it in place on the armature and keep the flower material in the cavity

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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