My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Peg and glue a floating Halloween design

Cut a handful of thin twigs to about the same size

Cut a handful of thin twigs to about the same length.

Choose twigs that have a ghostly look to them

Choose twigs that have a ghostly look to them.

Glue the twig to stand upright in a display container

Glue the twig to stand upright in a display container and peg the leaf to float at the top.

Add legs to a small pumpkin and add it to the design to hover at the same height as the leaves

Add legs to a small pumpkin and add it to the design to hover at the same height as the leaves.

See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to add legs to a pumpkin

Glue in more leaves on twigs

Glue in more leaves on twigs

Add only a few leaves

Add only a few leaves. Don't overcrowd the display container so that the design remain light and airy.

Add the water tubes

Add the water tubes to keep the flowers hydrated. In my book you will find quite a few ideas on how to add water tubes to your design.

See the link below for more detailed instructions on how to add a twig to a water tube (and how I make these water tubes from drinking straws)

Glue the tubes into the design

Glue the tubes into the design.

Fill the tubes with fresh water

Fill the tubes with fresh water. See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how I make this syringe with tubes to fill water tubes in awkward spaces.

Design note: take extra care not to spill any water. Water pooling in the display container will cause the glue to become unstuck.

Place the fresh floral material in the water tubes.

Place the fresh floral material in the water tubes.

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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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