My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Veiled Tillandsia glass container armature

Place a clump of Spanish Moss on a flat surface and fluff out with your fingers. Measure it against the container for size

Slip the panel over the edge of the container to hang down

Tuck the Spanish Moss into the container

Move around the container and tuck in Spanish Moss

Tuck the Spanish Moss into the opening

Gently comb down the Spanish Moss to cover the glass evenly

Add your floral details

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13 April 2016 Long legged wire hooks to hang a hidden water source

Hang tubes from the rim of a glass container to drape down with design details

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

30 October 2013 Straightening wire

Wire is always sold in a roll and it can be very frustrating to try to remove bends, kinks and curls.

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.

Favourite Flowers

Tillandsia Usneoides

Spanish moss, Florida moss, long moss, or graybeard

Related Designs

13 April 2016 It keeps me going and I love it.

Hang a veil of Tillandsia Usneoides to create an armature