My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Wrap a line grid to support plant material in a shallow, stemmed container

Loop the line and knot

Loop the line and knot

Wrap the line around the stem of the glass container

Wrap the line around the stem of the glass container (or cake stand)

Pull the end through the loop

Pull the end through the loop

Pull tight

Pull tight

Wrap the line over the container

Wrap the line over the container

Catch the wire through the knot

Catch the wire through the knot and pull tight

Move the line to the opposite side

Move the line to the opposite side...

And wrap it around the container

And wrap it around the container

Continue to wrap the line around the container to create a strong grid

Continue to wrap the line around the container to create a strong grid

Knot the line to secure

Knot the line to secure

You now have a web of line over the shallow container

You now have a web of line over the shallow container that will keep the plant material upright.

Supporting the plant material rather than floating it in the water, keeps the water fresh and clear. It is also easier to top-up water without disturbing the design, while protecting your vase.

Fill the container with water

Fill the container with water

Gently rest the plant material on the line

Gently rest plant material on the line, suspended above the water. Cut flower stems short and place in the water to hydrate.

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