bookcase garland and wreath
James Carrier





One garland

Long strips of eucalyptus bark

Dried moss

Glue gun

To make eucalyptus ribbons, soak strips of bark in water for several hours so they become malleable (photo A).

Straighten the garland so it will be easier to work with. Remove a bark strip from the water, blot it with a towel to remove excess water, and use hot glue to connect one end of the bark to the back of the garland.

Wrap the bark loosely around the garland until you reach the end of the strip, then attach its end to the back of the garland with more hot glue.

Start the next strip where the previous one ended and repeat the process until you reach garland's end. Rub vegetable oil onto bark to preserve its color. Hot-glue clumps of moss for additional decoration (B).

DESIGN: Jeffrey Adair, J Floral Art, Menlo Park, CA

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