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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Grass tunnel that stays just so

Snip a few blades of grass and glue the flat side to the side of a shallow container.

Snip a few blades of grass and glue the flat side to the side of a shallow container.

Make sure you glue the grass to the side and not the bottom

Make sure you glue the grass to the side and not the bottom, so that you can add water without the glue loosening

Continue to glue blades of grass leaving a gap to make it easier to work

Continue to glue blades of grass leaving a gap to make it easier to work

Fold over the first blade to create a loop

Fold over the first blade to create a loop. Secure with a drop of glue. Again glue the grass to the side and not the base

Loop the next blade of grass

Loop the next blade of grass...

Loop and secure the last blade of grass

And the next... and the next... Loop and secure the last blade of grass

Set the grass aside for just a few minutes to make the bond secure before adding blades to fill in the gaps

When the glue is set clean up any spills and blotches.

When the glue is set clean up any spills and blotches. See the detailed Tutorial below

See Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to clean up floral glue spills

Glue in blades of grass to fill in the gaps

Glue in blades of grass to fill in the gaps

Carefully adjust the blades

Carefully adjust the blades to follow the same curve

Grass tunnel ready to design with

Grass tunnel ready to design with. Fill the shallow container with water to just below the glue line. The curve of the blade of grass will be submerged in water

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Tutorials

30 August 2011 Removing Oasis Floral Adhesive glue spills

The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.

13 March 2013 Grass shelter for a glass bubble vase

Weave a shelter around a glass vase

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