My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Wire two Equisetum shoots into a heart

Draw one half of a curvy heart on paper.

Draw one half of a curvy heart on paper.

Choose two straight Equisetum shoots

Choose two straight Equisetum shoots that are long enough to follow the shape generously, with some length to spare.

Press a wire into the hollow cavity of the shoot

Press a wire into the hollow cavity of the shoot

See the Tutorial below for more detailed information on how to wire Equisetum

Curve the shoot to follow the half a heart shape

Curve the shoot to follow the half a heart shape

Let the stem extend

Let the stem extend so that it can be in water. Also make sure that the part of the stem that will be in water is not wired so that your container is not stained with rust.

Match the two shoots and glue it into a heart shape

Match the two shoots and glue it into a heart shape.

Secure it with butterfly clips while the glue sets.

Secure it with butterfly clips while the glue sets.

Add a bit of glue to the bottom where the shoots connect and glue

Add a bit of glue to the bottom where the shoots connect and glue.

Lean the hearts against the lilies

Lean the hearts against the lilies.

Fill the shallow container with water

Fill the shallow container with water to keep the shoots hydrated and remove the clips.

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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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