My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Hand Corsage

Measure and cut a drinking straw to fit on the top of your hand

Measure and cut a drinking straw to fit on the top of your hand

Fold a length of ribbon in half and slip it through the straw

Fold a length of ribbon in half and slip it through the straw

 Slip the loop over your ring finger

Slip the loop over your ring finger so that the straw lies comfortably on the top of your hand. Cross the ribbon at your palm and bring it back to the front to knot (or make a bow) and cut the ribbon short if needed.

Cut another section of ribbon

Cut another section of ribbon (that matches your design colour) and glue it to the drinking straw. Push both ends into the straw to finish it off neatly. The ribbon is the bottom part of the design.

Cover the exposed straw

Cover the exposed straw part by gluing on moss and start adding the flowers. I used the throats of Phalaenopsis orchids (snip away the large petals), reindeer moss, succulents, twigs and pansy buds for my design.

Slip the ribbon back through the straw and fit so see that it feels comfortable and balanced.

Slip the ribbon back through the straw and fit so see that it feels comfortable and balanced.

Move your hand around to make sure the fit is comfortable.

Knot the ribbon and add a bow, if you want

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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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