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October 22, 2013

CREATE: DRIFTWOOD GARLAND


we live about fifteen minutes away from the ocean, so any time we are feeling antsy for the sea, we pack up our car and head down the road. we love spending days there, and showing gus the sea was one of my very first dreams i had for him.

while my boys nap, i usually walk along the sand trying to find driftwood ~ and this is where this little garland was inspired from.

DRIFTWOOD GARLAND

supplies:

driftwood (or sturdy sticks)
scissors
eucalyptus
string


directions:
line up your driftwood in descending order, starting with the largest piece on top. cut two snippets of string, making sure it's the length of your choice.
starting from the top piece of wood on one side, start wrapping and knotting the string, making sure it is secure. double-knot each wrap. you should end on the bottom, with the excess of string remaining. make sure to snip off any extra string on the very bottom. repeat on other side.

next, hang your driftwood garland. make sure everything is secure and attach to your wall however you like. i made two loops and attached them with two white tacks to match our walls. then, insert your eucalyptus into the driftwood through the slack in the string. if you do not have any slack, don't worry. just delicately lay the eucalyptus on the wood.




enjoy ~

7 comments:

  1. I love this Kerrie....I want one for my wall! and I love the pine wreath you made. You have me inspired.
    Now if I could only find driftwood and a pine tree. :) Really, I love how they're simple and natural.

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    1. thank you so much, sarah ~ oh perhaps i'll do a tutorial on the pine wreath, too. so easy, i actually used dental floss to tie it up (as suggested by my husband ;) ) sending you lots of love today in your moments ahead. xo

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  2. LOVE it! I can't wait to make one for my front porch! xo Jen

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    1. do it, jen! and let's see a picture! xoxox

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  3. Mother nature provides the best art supplies, non?
    I love it Kerrie!

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    1. thank you so much, emily. and you are so right! it's where i get most my inspiration from! xo

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