My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Removing Oasis Floral Adhesive glue spills

I use a wooden skewer as a glue applicator. When the glue on the skewer becomes tacky and almost dry it is the perfect tool to lift any spilled glue from flowers...

...and fabric...

...and tools. Simply dab and roll to collect the spilled glue.

This also works on your skin- just dab with the applicator (wooden skewer) and roll the glue away with the glue.

You can also dip the skewer back into the glue, set it aside to become tacky and then use it to lift away glue spills

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Related Designs

26 July 2011 Echeveria ring

Succulents are really trendy right now. Not just as potted plants but also in designs. All the way from floral accessory to fashion accessory- right on trend!

3 August 2011 Magnetic Fields Forever

The heart shape of my corsage is woven from shaved wood and then decorated with green strawberries. I used corsage magnets to place the corsage on the lapel of a jacket

30 August 2011 Ichi-go, ichi-e

Freely translated it means Each Moment, Only Once. It is a saying associated with Japanese tea ceremonies.

28 February 2012 Design-time saving tip sheet for a demanding Mother’s Day

Time Saving Tips and Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine

17 July 2012 So far so green

The only thing I needed to make these avocado green arums perfect was a small admirer...

18 September 2013 One foot at a time

Delicate ballet slippers from the first Autumn leaves

25 September 2013 All that glitters is gold

Phalaenopsis Orchid made from Autumn leaves

4 December 2013 Red, Redder, Reddest!

My article and flower girl net basket design featured in the Red!issue of <strong>DIY Weddings Magazine</strong>

25 December 2013 A gift for gifting

Christmas gift design

5 March 2014 From Something Old, Something New

My article and succulent floral crown design featured in the spring issue of <strong>DIY Weddings Magazine</strong>

12 March 2014 Petrichor

A minimalist design in a shallow tray

6 August 2014 A sprinkling of magic fairy dust

Hard to believe but designers are already busy preparing for the Christmas Season. This is my article and design featured in the Inspired Florist, Christmas Edition

27 August 2014 Brought Together

Loosely weave blades of grass together

1 October 2014 Treasured Treasure

Twist a flat top wire ring to wear the treasures of Autumn

5 November 2014 All In One

dry autumn leaves into an acorn shape

14 January 2015 Take a load off

Weave slippers from foliage

21 January 2015 Tiptoe through the Tulips

Braid Tulip stems to set in water

4 February 2015 collywobbles!

Fold foliage butterflies

11 February 2015 Love Spell

Weave willow to create a heart shaped wand design

4 March 2015 Oh!

Wrap and weave grass to create a rose sphere

30 April 2015 Layer

Design One from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...

6 May 2015 Tape and Wrap

Design Two from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...

13 May 2015 Encased

Design Three from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different...

5 August 2015 Wear it Well

Wrap a ribbon around an up-cycled plastic ring for the most comfortable wrist corsage

16 September 2015 Pointing In

wrap and glue a ring armature to create a decorative wreath

7 October 2015 Down-bubble

Add grass "bubbles" that can be repositioned to your design

14 October 2015 What a find!

Roll autumn leaves to create a frog to keep flowers upright

2 December 2015 Stacking the odds in your favour

Cover a wire frame for a winter kissing bough.

13 January 2016 Once Upon A Time

Stack and glue a Grass Pyramid Armature

20 January 2016 A lots of stuff and things

Sticks and twigs create a resting spot for palm and rose butterflies

3 February 2016 Connect the dot

Connect snippets of grass to create a shelter for your flowers

23 March 2016 Celebrate!

A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show

20 July 2016 A Shade of Summer

Twist and weave a lily grass summer hat

31 August 2016 Leftovers

Using bits and snippets to create an everlasting moss and succulent design

5 April 2017 Easter Bonnet

Weave a delicate Pillbox hat

10 May 2017 About a line

Skewer and line up leaves to create an armature

16 August 2017 Making Ends Meet

Criss-cross corset style connect the gaps in a Monstera deliciosa leaf

20 September 2017 You Wear It Well

My article and body flowers design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

13 December 2017 Just hear those sleigh bells jingling

Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.

10 January 2018 Let some magic find you

My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

31 January 2018 Rock, don't Roll

Balance the heavy Protea flower head to lean against a rock.

14 February 2018 Two Are

Equisetum Valentine's hearts

11 July 2018 Stay-a-Float

Snip florets from a hydrangea mop head to float on water

3 October 2018 But what’s inside?

This week we are looking at the contents pages of my book... but more specifically at the sweet little pod design on the content page of my book.

10 October 2018 From A... for Acer to Z… for Zantedeschia

This week we look at the design featured in the Flower Guide Chapter at the very end of my book

22 May 2019 Putting your own spin on it

I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.

29 May 2019 Creative Competition

This week I am so excited to share my article and design that was published in the recent issue of the Floral Art Society of New Zealand's Academy Magazine for NZ qualified...

10 July 2019 These are my favourite summer things:

A submerged design... perfect for summertime designing... and enjoying!