My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Lemon Aid Container Stopper

Fill a wine glass with water. Any container with a narrow opening at the top will be perfect for this mechanic.

Place a lemon on the glass. Any fruit or even vegetable or guard will work, as long as it is heavy for it's size and sits firm.

Slip your fresh plant material under the lemon so that it can remain hydrated in the water filled container.

I curled a few blades of grass. See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to curl grass.

As you build up the design set the lemon at a slight angle so that the plant material are kept in place but not squished between the glass and lemon.

Set in a few Flowering Tobacco blossoms.

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15 April 2015 Stretching leaves and foliage into a ringlet curl

Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.

25 January 2017 Detailing a messy edged grass basket

Weave a basket from lily grass and then cut and curl the edges

9 August 2017 Weave a flat top to tip at an angle with flower stems

Craft a platform to highlight small flowers

1 October 2012 Weaving a ball shaped Dew-drop Catcher from grass

Weave a sphere from grass

26 July 2017 Half wire half grass tangle to keep stems in place

Tangle and shape wire to create a half moon for grass and gyp to rest in

Related Designs

25 July 2018 Lemon Aid

Use a lemon as a stopper to keep floral material in place

20 February 2019 Inna...

Stack bowls to keep your flower stems in place.

25 January 2017 What is in a basket of spectacular?

Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display

9 August 2017 Hat tip

Tip a mortarboard inspired top at an angle for a glass design

1 October 2012 How to catch a dew drop:

Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop

15 April 2015 Bowled Over

Weave a sphere armature to complement delicate oncidium orchiods

26 July 2017 Beat the summer heat

Tangle some wire to set flowers in water

5 April 2017 Easter Bonnet

Weave a delicate Pillbox hat