My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Tap in a Twig Support

Choose your container carefully. This technique puts a lot of strain on the vase and if it is not sturdy it will crack or break.

Cut fresh pussy willow twigs to fit snugly in a narrow container

Cut fresh pussy willow twigs to fit snugly in a narrow container.

Measure each twig as you go along to make sure it wedges securely in the position you want it in

Measure each twig as you go along to make sure it wedges securely in the position you want it in.

For half of my container I placed the twigs in a parallel pattern

For about half of my container I placed the twigs in a parallel pattern

For the rest of the container I placed the twigs to look like they were randomly scattered in the container

For the rest of the container I placed the twigs to look like they were randomly scattered in the container.

Place the tulip stems so that they are supported by the twigs

Place the tulip stems so that they are supported by the twigs to gracefully drape over the container.

Adjust the position of the twigs by tapping it into position with a dowel and hammer

Adjust the position of the twigs by tapping it into position with a dowel and hammer...

Be careful to just tap the twigs.

Be careful to just tap the twigs lightly so that they do not pop out of position or crack the container.

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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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