Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Water tube bridge
Cut two thin sticks or reeds to just slightly larger than the gap
Glue the sticks over the gap
Make sure to position the sticks in such a way that it would be concealed by the flower placement
Place a small water tube to dangle between the sticks and secure with a small drop of hot glue
I made my tubes from small pipes. See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions
Fill the water tubes with water
I press a tube over a syringe to make it easier to fill the tiny tubes. See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions
Place the flowers in the water tubes
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.
Sink the tube in the design to rest on a few twigs
Lash the orchid stems together to create a ladder for the flower to rest on.
Criss-cross corset style connect the gaps in a Monstera deliciosa leaf
Dutch floral designer Pim van den Akker, from Flower Factor invited me to participate in a FloraHolland initiative promoting the versatility of Freesias entitled ...
The name Cymbidium or boat Orchid is derived from the Greek word Kumbos meaning "hole or cavity", referring to the hollowness in the base of the lip of the flowers.
This was the third design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
A tiny orchid stem ladder keeps the orchid suspended just above the water line