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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Zig-Zag fold plastic for a flower stem support

For this design I used thicker cellophane sheets

For this design I used thicker cellophane sheets. This is a great way to give new life to flower packaging.

Fold the cellophane into a zig-zag shape.

Fold the cellophane into a zig-zag shape...

Creating little tunnels that will support the stems

Creating little tunnels that will support the stems.

Place the cellophane in a container making sure it remains upright

Place the cellophane in a container making sure it remains upright with the open ends facing up and into the container.

Fill the container from the one end to the other with upright cellophane folds

Fill the container from the one end to the other with upright cellophane folds.

Pour water into the container

Pour water into the container, making sure the cellophane remains upright.

This creates a cracked ice look

This creates a cracked ice look as the water seeps through the plastic pockets and folds trapping tiny bubbles.

Place the flower stems to stand upright in the folds

Place the flower stems to stand upright in the folds.

Add a few stem ends to rest on the plastic to draw your eye to the icy effect

Add a few stem ends to rest on the plastic to draw your eye to the icy effect inside the container.

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Tutorials

3 January 2012 Cellophane wrap cracked ice

Cellophane and plastic wrap in a clear vase, filled with water, creates a cracked ice effect

28 February 2018 Marching winter frosted twig and freesia stack

Frost a few twigs to craft a delicate armature for fragrant freesias

8 January 2014 Twig Tumbler

Wire and glue a stack of sticks into a cylindrical or tube shape

Favourite Flowers

Freesia

Freesia, freesias

Related Designs

23 January 2019 Do they have cold feet?

Keep flower stems upright with a folded cellophane plastic support that looks like cracked ice.

3 January 2012 Going Cold Twinkle Turkey

Is it better to go Cold Twinkle Turkey and embrace the minimalist living room or rather ease into it?

4 September 2013 Been there, Seen that

My article and woven heart basket design featured in the third anniversary issue of <strong>DIY Weddings Magazine</strong>

28 February 2018 March Days

Line up a few frosted twigs to march across a shallow container

22 August 2018 FreestyleFreesia

Dutch floral designer Pim van den Akker, from Flower Factor invited me to participate in a FloraHolland initiative promoting the versatility of Freesias entitled ...

22 August 2018 Freestyle Freesia design video for Flower Factor

Freestyle Freesia design video for Flower Factor

26 February 2014 Hatching a plan

Early spring floral nest design

8 January 2014 It's stick season!

Snap and stack an glue a few twigs to create a lace like armature