My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Hanging dangling eggshells with a twig and some ripped grass

Pierce a small hole in an eggshell

Pierce a small hole in an eggshell. If you have a higher pain fresh-hold I find the best way to keep the egg from shattering when you make the hole is to support the back with your finger. Usually you can feel when you are just about to pierce through... and remove your finger at the last possible moment.

You need a small hole on both sides of the egg

You need a small-ish hole on both sides of the egg. You are threading a small twig through the holes so measure carefully.

Slip a thin but sturdy twig through the eggshell

Slip a thin but sturdy twig through the eggshell.

Rip a blade of grass into thin strips

Rip a blade of grass into thin strips.

To read more about ripping grass see the Tutorial below.

Knot the grass around one side of the twig

Knot the grass around one side of the twig.

Knot the other end of the ripped grass to the other end of the twig

Knot the other end of the ripped grass to the other end of the twig.

Make a knot in the middle of the ripped grass to give it a secure way to hang from the design

Make a knot in the middle of the ripped grass to give it a secure way to hang from the design.

Place blossoming twigs in a vase filled with water

Place blossoming twigs in a vase filled with water.

I wanted my design to be clean and minimal, so I pointed the twigs all in one direction to limit the visual distractions.

Just for fun, add a few feathers

Just for fun, add a few feathers... if that suits your design style.

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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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