My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Sparkling dew drop puddle to keep flowers hydrated even during a heatwave

Tape a grid over a display container

Tape a grid over a display container.

If you are unsure of how (and why) to tape a grid over a container turn to page 147 of my book where I show you ways to support your flowers. Also, to get you started, I have included a detailed Tutorial below this post.

Cut the flower stems short and place it between the taped grid pieces

Cut the flower stems short and place it between the taped grid pieces so that the flowers are suspended with the cut stems below the water.

Fill in the gaps with flowers

Fill in the gaps with flowers.

Place a pretty dried vine draped over the container

Place a pretty dried vine draped over the container...

Make sure to keep some of the taped grid areas exposed

Make sure to keep some of the taped grid areas exposed...

For some sparkling dew drop crystals

For some sparkling dew drop crystals.

Design note: add a few crystals right on the edge of the grid to break up the straight lines. It can be rather tricky to pick the beads that accidentally drop into the water because they float about- it happens more often than you think! This week in our email I show you my trick for picking out these floating crystals in no time. Make sure you are signed up to receive the once a week email tip. The sign-up is below this post.

Slowly turn the container and add crystals all the way around the edge of the container

Slowly turn the container and add crystals all the way around the edge of the container

... and to make it easier to clean up: place the beads on the sticky tape. This way it is easier and less time consuming to remove. You will even be able to use the crystals again.

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Tutorials

2 July 2014 Clearly invisible taped Grid

This is the easiest way to keep flower in place

13 September 2017 Tape a grid around the edges of a container for a table top wreath

Suspend flowers with an almost invisible taped grid

10 July 2013 Wrap a line grid to support plant material in a shallow, stemmed container

Fishing line creates an invisible grid over a shallow glass cake stand to support the plant material

15 April 2020 A Sticky-tape way to keep blossom petals from dropping

Capture Spring for just a little bit longer by sticking blossoms down, in place.

2 April 2014 Turning the sellotape over the vase trick up-side-down for a sticky side out frog

Tape a grid over a vase to keep the floral details in place

Favourite Flowers

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum or "mums"

Related Designs

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Heat proof floral design for summer.

20 August 2014 Summer

A quick and easy design for summer

13 September 2017 Around again

Tape a grid at the edge of a container

28 October 2015 On Pumpkin Coloured Days

Create a besom broom to sweep up those Autumn leaves

10 July 2013 Pink

Weave an invisible grid to float the plant material on

6 April 2016 Take it for a Spin

Make a clear grid to suspend plant material on

2 April 2014 Apricity

Turning a stand-by floral technique sticky side out

16 April 2014 Never saw such a lovely day...

Weave a palm thorn garland to decorate for Easter

15 April 2020 Helping Spring Stick Around

Blossom petals drop so quickly! Here's a way to make them last just that little bit longer.

15 July 2015 So Fine

Use transparencies to create floating devices for the flower material

22 February 2017 Perfect!

Tulips are so perfect just as they are all that is needed is to simply drape their graceful leaves around the flowers