My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Bark Veneer Cardboard Cake stands

There are endless ways to make and decorate cardboard cake stands. I made two bark covered cake-stands, one with a dried hydrangea top and one with Papier Mache for my demonstration

Cut a cardboard circle and choose a base for the cake stand

Cut a cardboard circle and choose a base for the cake stand. You can use an upturned plant pot, cardboard tubes even covered cans.

Glue the cardboard to the base

Glue the cardboard to the base

Glue an edge around the circle.

Cut a strip of cardboard and glue it around the circle to create an edge.

Glue the top of the strip to create a flat surface

Glue the top of the strip to create a flat surface

Connect the ends and glue it flat

Connect the ends and glue it flat

Cake stand ready to cover

Cake stand ready to cover. You can cover the cardboard with fabric, Papier Mache, ribbon or simply paint it.

To cover the cake stand with bark:

Glue chips of bark to the edge

Glue chips of bark to the edge

Continue all the way around

Continue all the way around following the wood grain...

To cover the entire edge

...to cover the entire edge

To cover the top:

Rip up tissue paper and glue it to the surface

The easiest way is to rip up tissue paper and stick it to the surface with wood glue

When the glue is dry you will have a strong and durable top

When the glue is dry you will have a strong and durable top

Or:

Glue dried flowers to the top

Glue dried flowers (such as hydrangeas) or moss to the top

Paint the flowers with a layer of glue before adding more flowers.

Paint the flowers with a layer of glue before adding more flowers.

The wood glue protects the flowers from becoming brittle

The wood glue protects the flowers from becoming brittle

Hydrangea flower top.

Hydrangea flower top.

Add a neat ribbon

Add a neat ribbon...

Or let the ribbon tails dangle long

...or let the ribbon tails dangle long

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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