Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Sealing water leaks
Cut a drinking straw into sections
Scoop up a small bit of baby petroleum jelly on a spreader
And smooth it around the flowers stem and inside the drinking straw to create a barrier
Fill the straw with water
See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how I make a syringe with a tube to make it easier to fill the straws
And hang the flower
See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how I use drinking straws to make flower vials
Sometimes regular plastic vials also need a little help to stop water from leaking out
Spread the thinnest layer of Petroleum jelly around the cap. It should now be perfectly sealed to hang upside down
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to cut a plastic vial so that it is possible to top up the water in an upside down design.
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
I do not believe in arranging flowers without a water source of some kind. I want my flowers to remain as beautiful for as long as possible and I often get quite creative to...
I love hanging flowers to loosely dangle and move in a design
Snip the closed bottom of a plastic vial