My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Add a Cotton pod Cuff to the Bark Christmas Stocking Armature

Glue a few cotton pods around the edge of the bark Christmas stocking

Glue a few cotton pods around the edge of the bark Christmas stocking

Move around the armature and add pods

Move around the armature and add pods

This is the basic stocking ready to design with

This is the basic stocking ready to design with

Add visual interest by gluing a few more pods

Add visual interest by gluing a few more pods, fluffy side in to the edge of the stocking

Poke a hole in the middle of the pod

With your finger poke a hole in the middle of the pod...

Place a drinking straw test tube in the hole

Place a drinking straw test tube in the hole to keep the fresh flowers (roses) hydrated

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make drinking straw test tubes

Add dried tendrils and snowflake crystals to finish

Add dried tendrils and snowflake crystals to finish

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Tutorials

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

24 July 2012 Blow away hot glue strands

When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.

8 July 2015 Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.

7 September 2012 The Three legged trick for Upright Constructions

When in doubt, always give your armature three legs. Two legs are simply not enough and four legs will wobble if it is even slightly off balance.

21 December 2016 Bark Christmas Stocking

Cover a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature

14 December 2016 Bark and Cotton Candy Cane

Cover a cardboard shape in cotton and bark to create a floral armature

10 July 2012 Bark covered heart

Cover cardboard with bark to create a heart shaped log

17 September 2014 Bark Bowl

Glue bark onto a bowl to create a dome shape

Favourite Flowers

Rosa

Rose

Related Designs

21 December 2016 A Gleaming Cotton Christmas

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

13 December 2017 Just hear those sleigh bells jingling

Craft a bark sleigh that will last for weeks.

19 December 2018 Oh Florist-tree

Craft an Eucalyptus Christmas tree

29 November 2011 Jack Frost’s Christmas stocking

I used wire, fishing line (mono-filament) and Phalaenopsis orchid roots to make a messy lace Christmas stocking and dressed the stocking with frost green Cymbidium orchids

24 December 2014 Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

A bark Christmas stocking glued to a frame

14 December 2016 A Candy(cane) Cotton Christmas

A floral cotton candy cane