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Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Glued Hydrangea Float

Draw a circle on paper.

Draw a circle on paper.

Cover the circle with plastic.

Cover the circle with plastic.

This makes it easier to lift the delicate floral float in case some glue sticks to the surface, it would be stuck to the plastic and can be peeled away.

This makes it easier to lift the delicate floral float in case some glue sticks to the surface, it would be stuck to the plastic and can be peeled away.

Fill a shallow container with water.

Fill a shallow container with water.

Snip the florets from a hydrangea mop head.  Make sure you cut the stems as long as possible.  Place the florets on the line.

Snip the florets from a hydrangea mop head. Make sure you cut the stems as long as possible. Place the florets on the line.

As you build up the wreath make sure you glue each floret at, at least 3 places to another floret.

As you build up the wreath make sure you glue each floret at, at least 3 places to another floret.

Snuggle the floret into the one before.  Try to glue any place the petals overlap.  Also try to make the connection as high as possible so that it will not come unglued when resting in the water.

Snuggle the floret into the one before. Try to glue any place the petals overlap. Also try to make the connection as high as possible so that it will not come unglued when resting in the water.

Place the florets with their stems facing down and as deep as possible so that it will rest in the water to hydrate the flower.

Place the florets with their stems facing down and as deep as possible so that it will rest in the water to hydrate the flower.

Lift the hydrangea wreath and gently wiggle it.  Glue down any florets that are not secure.

Lift the hydrangea wreath and gently wiggle it. Glue down any florets that are not secure.

Glue in sweet pea tendrils and connect the wreath ends.

Glue in sweet pea tendrils and connect the wreath ends.

Gently lift the hydrangea wreath from the plastic

Gently lift the hydrangea wreath from the plastic

Set the hydrangea wreath on the water to float in the shallow container.

Set the hydrangea wreath on the water to float in the shallow container.

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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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