My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Lily grass and cane bubble for a Pitcher plant

I used a sturdy cane coil globe for the basis of my bubble shaped armature. See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions.

Make sure the cane globe is completely dry

Make sure the glue on the cane globe is completely dry.

Mix paint to be the exact colour of the lily grass

Mix paint to be the exact colour of the lily grass.

Remove the clips and paint the globe green.

Remove the clips and paint the globe green.

Paint both the inside and the outside

Paint both sides of the cane globe at once to prevent warping.

Set aside to dry

Set aside to dry.

Place the globe on a display container

Place the globe on a display container.

Add distilled water to the container

Place the pitcher plant in a glass container. Add distilled water to the container.

I place the plant in a glass container so that I can see when I need to top up the water. The plant should always be resting in water. Also use distilled water or rain water to water the plant without any impurities to water your plants with.

Set the plant in the cane globe

Set the plant in the cane globe.

Cut a section of green ribbon on plastic to conceal the plastic pot

Cut a section of green artificial leaf ribbon on plastic to conceal the plastic pot

Slip the plastic between the pot and the container.

Slip the plastic between the pot and the container.

Place the design at an angle on the display container.

Place the design at an angle on the display container.

Cut lily grass snippets.

Cut lily grass snippets. This is a great way to use semi-dry off-cut pieces.

Glue the snippets to the globe

Glue the snippets to the globe.

Carefully follow the globe shape

Carefully follow the contours of the globe.

Each grass snippet should connect with another grass snippet at at least three places

Each grass snippet should connect with another grass snippet in at least three places.

Curl a few blades of grass

Curl a few blades of grass and glue it into the design.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to curl grass.

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Tutorials

14 January 2013 Midelino Cane Coil Globe Cup

Weave a loose, round floral art armature

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

Weave a sphere from grass

14 August 2012 Midelino cane coil basket

Weave a hand basket from Midelino cane coils

13 April 2012 Staining Midelino cane Coils

White Midelino cane is easy to stain in any colour

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