My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Pinecone and delphinium table top tree

Gather a basket full of pine cones. Try to gather the cones on a dry day when the scales are open. If the forest floor is wet, the cones will be closed tightly and you will have to wait a bit for the cones to open up as soon as they dry out.

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Roll a large sheet of cardboard into a cone. Secure with hot glue.

Cut the top part of the cone so that it can stand flat

Cut the top part of the cone so that it can stand flat

Place the cone on a large working surface

Place the cone on a large working surface

Glue the first pine cone to the paper cone.

Glue the first pine cone to the paper cone.

Start on the next row of pine cones

Start on the next row of pine cones. Leave large gaps between the cones for the fresh flowers.

Glue in the next row of cones

Glue in the next row of cones...

Add more cones

... and the next row...

Glue cones all the way down to the bottom

Glue cones all the way down to the bottom

Slip the cone over a stemmed vase

Slip the paper cone over a stemmed vase or place on to a pedestal or cake stand

Glue in tiny test tubes to keep the flowers hydrated

Glue in tiny test tubes to keep the flowers hydrated. Add a few dangling jingle bells (see Tutorial below)

See Tutorial below on how to make drinking straw test tubes and how to fill them easily

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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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