My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Twig support to rest test tubes on a surface

Wrap bind wire twice around the tube

Twist the bind wire to secure

Separate the wire

Secure to the fork in a twig

Sink the tube into the design to nestle on the twigs

Creating a stable water source for the fresh flower material

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18 January 2012 Butterfly feeler hooks for swinging test tubes

I don't always want to wire my test tubes into the design. I like to create a bit of movement by simply hooking the tubes to gently swing.

22 April 2011 Test tube on a stick

Include a single floret (such as an orchid) or bundle a few weaker stems (such as lily of the valley) into an arrangement or hand tie by wiring a test tube to a stick.

1 January 2011 Test tubes

To prevent bacterial growth that diminishes the vase life of your flowers wash your test tubes after every use.

Related Designs

23 November 2016 All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate): Another perspective

This was the third design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration

16 August 2017 Making Ends Meet

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

9 November 2016 All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate) floral art demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society

A design demonstration looking at preparing for competition designs: thinking bigger

19 June 2013 This Moment

Create an armature design outside the vase

27 May 2015 Limelight

My <strong>RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015</strong> Limelight Floral Art Design. <br> My Limelight design was inspired by a slice of lime. But I wanted it to look like it was spun...