Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Spin a tiny glue bead around a thin stem to secure it at an angle in a design
Drop a tiny bead of glue at the very end of the stem you want to attach
Let the glue set to create a platform for the leaf to adhere
Spin more hot glue around the stem to create a bigger bead of glue
Make the glue bead as small as possible. Of course the smaller the bead the less visible it will be. Some positions will only require the tiniest of bead of glue. Other will require a bit more.
Hold the leaf in position for the glue to set.
I find it best not to force the leaf into position. Place it and let it naturally settle .
You can almost not even see the glue.
Strip the green bark from the stems to expose the smooth wood
Glue Popsicle sticks to create a double layered, upright armature
Design an armature that is light enough to be carried by two flower stems to create a radiating frame.
Soft minimal... this is exactly the kind of design I place in our apartment. Use a few fall treasures picked up on a walk and add a copper leaf to up the effort and love you add...
My bark bowl design and tutorial featured in the <strong>Centrepiece Wedding Magazine</strong>
Glue a fantasy forest from Popsicle sticks, grape vine tendrils and willow tips