Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Pour some clear drying wood glue into a bowl.
Thin the glue with warm water
Pour the bark chips into the glue mixture to soak
Stir the bark into the glue
Cover a round bowl with cling wrap
Place the bark onto the shape
Slowly build up the bowl shape by adding the sticky bark chips one by one
Keep adding the bark pieces like you would build up a puzzle. Fitting the shapes but staying true to the form
Once the entire bowl is covered in bark, set it aside to dry completely. Add more bark, once it is dried to fill in any gaps
Glue in twigs and place the flowers in test tubes and arrange in the bark bowl
Glue a stack of cardboard circles to create a log-like floral cake
My bark bowl design and tutorial featured in the Centrepiece Wedding Magazine
Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature
Sometimes you find such a beautiful plant that you just can't bring yourself to cut it. This design explores using the entire plant, pot and all, in a design
My article and wedding direction board design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
For a softer autumn leaf pod turn the leaves so that the bright side faces in when making the pod.
Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box Yule log… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being...