My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Bark Wreath

Bark Wreath

I needed the wreath to be as light as possible to make sure it would "dance in the rain" on the flexible metal stand.

My bark wood wreath started its life as the inside fluff of two Continental pillows, sisal, wood glue, and some spectacular bark and moss.

Bark Wreath

In my tutorial you will find how I made it- only on a much smaller scale.

It took me so long to glue the tiny sections of bark to the shape that it became a standing joke in the design room that I am growing a Doughnut Tree.

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Tutorials

29 January 2011 Brick on a stick

Create simple but effective stands for Floral Art

31 March 2011 Bark covered Wreath

Keep in mind that in order to make a realistic looking fantasy design element, such as the wreath, you must focus on how this item would grow in nature.

Related Designs

30 March 2011 Garden Wreath Workshop and Demonstration

Contemporary Wreath Design demonstration as part of the Durbanville Garden Club's annual Garden Festival, Western Cape, South Africa

9 April 2011 Mud!!! Floral Art Demonstration at the Rondebosch Flower Club, Cape Town, South Africa

So much goes into one stage design that I thought it would be worthwhile to break up the design elements and explore each in more detail.

5 April 2011 Mud!!! Floral Art Demonstration at the Rondebosch Flower Club

My demonstration looked at ways to use mud to enhance floral art.

19 August 2015 Growth Medium

Design a bark and moss pod for a mushroom mini farm

17 August 2016 Strangeness

Weave a wreath to display air plants on

21 December 2016 A Gleaming Cotton Christmas

Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature