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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Cut a plastic vial to make a top-up-able water source for upside down hanging flowers

When hanging stems upside down you need to pay special attention to the water level in the water source so that the flowers do not wilt prematurely. This is an easy way to make sure you can top up the water

For more detailed instructions on how to hang the flowers upside down, how to seal the tubes and to how long the stems should be inside the vial see additional the Tutorials below

Snip the closed bottom of a plastic vial

Snip the closed bottom of a plastic vial away to create an opening.

Insert the flower in the plastic vial.

Insert the flower in the plastic vial and tie the line to the flower stem to hang

Making it easy to top up the water

Making it easy to top up the water

See the Tutorial below on how I add a plastic tube to a syringe to make it easy to top up water

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25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

7 September 2012 Hanging flowers rightside-upside-downside

I love hanging flowers to loosely dangle and move in a design

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase

16 August 2011 Fast way to fill a lot of test tubes in awkward places

I do not believe in arranging flowers without a water source of some kind. I want my flowers to remain as beautiful for as long as possible and I often get quite creative to...

18 May 2016 Sealing water leaks

Petroleum jelly is both waterproof and not water soluble it creates a waterproof barrier to keep the water from leaking out of the vials when you hang it upside down. In fact,...

18 May 2016 Dangling flowers from blades of grass

Knot a blade of grass around a water source to create a free hanging design

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