My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Suspend flowers and candy on an acetate and wire garland

Making holes in a pumpkin to insert wire for the halo

Make holes in the pumpkin by knocking a nail into it with a hammer

Pumkin halo wires

Press thin straight wire sections into the holes and bend to cross the wires

Each little African violet is in a drinking straw test tube

Drape an acetate garland around the pumpkin, on the wires to create a halo.

Acetate creates a see-through platform and the acetate garland can carry the weight of the flowers and a few chocolates providing that all the sections are securely balanced on the crossed wires.
I wanted my flowers to last as long as possible so I placed each tiny African Violet stem in a drinking straw test tubes filled with water.

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30 October 2013 Straightening wire

Wire is always sold in a roll and it can be very frustrating to try to remove bends, kinks and curls.

26 October 2011 Acetate Garland

Acetate is the clear plastic mostly used for packaging design. It is thicker than cellophane and holds its shape much better.

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

Related Designs

26 October 2011 Trick a levitating Treat

A fun Halloween ghost pumpkin design