Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Loop a Monstera leaf stem to craft an underwater hold for a knotted orchid stem
- 27 January 2021
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Cut the top most open orchid from the flower spike.
Carefully bend the stem over. Work from the place where the flower is connected to the tip of the stem. This helps the stem become more pliable...
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To the point where you can knot the stem without it snapping.
Choose a pretty monstera leaf with generous holes.
Thread the stem through the knot.
Bend the stem over and push it through the hole in the leaf.
The flower is now attached to the leaf... yet moving freely.
Rest the Monstera leaf on a small glass container allowing the flower to dangle below.
Fill the container with water by pouring it carefully through the leaf.
If you need to use tweezers to set the flower in a better position.
Adjust the stem if you need the flower to be deeper in the container.
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