My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Fill hollow bark with test tubes

Glue tiny sections of pipe to the bark to fill as a water source for the fresh flower material.

Glue the pipe to the tube with hot glue

Glue the pipe to the tube with hot glue

Add another section of pipe

Add another section of pipe...

Glue a few of the tubes at an angle

glue a few of the tubes at an angle...

So that the flowers will follow the curve of the bark

so that the flowers will follow the curve of the bark

Small pipe tubes peeking over the edge of the bark

Small pipe tubes peeking over the edge of the bark

Fill the entire length of the bark with tubes

Fill the entire length of the bark with tubes

Fill the tubes with water

Fill the tubes with water

See the Tutorial below on how to make the Syringe tube

Let the water filled tubes stand for a few minutes

Let the water filled tubes stand for a few minutes

Soak up any of the water with the syringe tube

If there are holes in any of the tubes the water will leak out. Twist the leaking tube to remove and soak up any of the water with the syringe tube. Blot to dry and replace the tube and test it again.

Fill the tubes with snippets of Gyp

Fill the tubes with snippets of Baby's breath and rosary vine

Glue bits of bark to the side of the "log" to hide the mechanics

Glue bits of bark to the side of the "log" to hide the mechanics

Top up the water if needed with the syringe tube.

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Tutorials

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

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...

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

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

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