Tuesday, 2 August 2011

christmas in july

hello...

after the storms and beachcombing trips last week i have a good supply of driftwood drying out all over our place. these are some trees i had fun making for a beachy christmas in july.
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* i made the background for this tree with recycled boards
   painted white
* secured the driftwood branches using strong glue
* glued shells and seaglass decorations and starfish on top



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    this driftwood tree doubles as a jewellery hanger 
     * i tied the branches together using string 
     * filled the small bowl with silocon to secure the tree  
     * glued the starfish to the top 
     * then filled the top of the bowl with small shells




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      natural finds lying around  


      an artwork in itself

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      have a great day!


      this week i'm linked here

      50 comments:

      1. What a wonderful way to use those pieces. We've been saving ours to make a fish I saw somewhere, but maybe I'll have to change our minds!

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      2. I love these ideas, especially the first one. So beachy and fun!

        ciao

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      3. Wow, that looks so fabulous! What a brilliant idea. I love everything Christmassy and beachy so you have scored double points with this amazing post! Thank you!

        Best wishes,
        Natasha.

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      4. I love your creations... would love to have some seaglass like you have... I need to search online for some. :O)

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      5. LOVE these!!! Such a great idea. I brought home a ton of driftwood from vacation and always need new ideas!
        xo

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      6. great and beautiful idea!
        I love it!!!

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      7. hehe.. it seems to me we have got to change some things to Merry Julistmas! ;)

        wery nice idea :)

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      8. Oh I'm going to bookmark these! I love them both but the first is my favorite. So cute!

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      9. These are absolutely beautiful. I live the one that hangs jewellery, but they are both really stunning. Love your creativity.

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      10. Sorry that should have been I 'love' the one that hangs jewellery.

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      11. I love these ideas especially the driftwood tree for jewelry using jewelry as the ornaments.

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      12. You're so incredibly talented....love your driftwood trees and on my trip to Stradbroke in March I collected driftwood to do something similar for Christmas too.

        I love the second last image the best of all the different pieces used and think the image itself is very artistic....good onya! xx

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      13. You are SO clever! I love the driftwood Christmas in July tree - just beautiful xx

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      14. I love how you made it into a jewelry tree! So pretty! Love the jewelry too and the recycled boards!

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      15. I love your work! Love, Love, Love! There is a store not to far from where I live that had some driftwood Christmas trees that were selling for the pretty penny of $38 for the small and up to $50 for the large. The small (drying) out on the driveway and wondered what I could do with them. THIS is what I will do! I grabbed your button and can't wait to get to you know better!! Thanks for sharing this inspirational post...

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      16. That is the coolest Xmas tree evah! Love it!

        Take good care,

        Karen

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      17. I'm in love with the tree mounted to the board - WOW are you creative!

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      18. What amazing creations! Both are beautiful - and the jewelry hanger is so useful as well! Visiting from Kirsty Girl. Deb @ RaisingFigureSkaters.com

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      19. Super cool! Awesome use of natural elements. I love it!

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      20. ...Great Job........wonderful projects..........thanks for sharing!

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      21. Absolutely adorable and so creative!
        Driftwood is so versatile and lovely!
        Beautiful work!
        Happy WW!
        Becky

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      22. Great ideas and I love using natural items. I am going to have to be a copy cat!

        Benita

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      23. How cute! Looks like fun to put together :)

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      24. Stopping by from A Beach Cottage Linky Party. Lovely and practical (the jewellery tree).

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      25. I honored you with an award on my blog. Check it out!

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      26. I live near the sea, but I can never find this stuff. Your projects are simply lovely. So nice.

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      27. Came by to tell we are now very soon to be 1 million holding hands all over the world :)

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      28. These are so cool, you should be selling them! Love that 1st one for the holidays ;)

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      29. that is the cutest ever!!!!!!

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      30. Love your Beachy Creations ~ anything Beach is perfect for Me & seeing it combined with Christmas is Over the Top~

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      31. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

        I love these ideas, the jewelry tree is amazing. Your pictures of the beaches there are gorgeous!!
        xo
        Ashlyn

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      32. Wow you are clever, this is wonderful and I also love your winter White post

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      33. So fun! Awesome idea that I never would have thought of!

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      34. i absolutely love this piece of art...even though it's practically killing me to contemplate christmas in july! thanks for linking up the beauty to fridays unfolded.

        alison

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      35. If you continue to come up with such innovative ideas, I won't mind celebrating Christmas all the year round. I fell in love with that Jewelry Hanger at first sight. I need to pin it. Thanks a lot for sharing it.

        -Tanya
        http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/

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      36. So cute~ I love your driftwood creations!! What a great way to use something so naturally pretty in a new way! :) Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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      37. So, so cute. I love drift wood too and have a pile by the fireplace in my living room. Maybe this Christmas.....

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      38. Oh, my gosh! This is so cute! I love the two things you made with this driftwood. I also love that last shot with the natural things you found on the beach! You really do beachcomb and the pickings are fantastic! Thanks for linking this up with Home Sweet Home!
        Sherry

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      39. How absolutely darling! Thanks so much for sharing it this week with us at Inspiration Friday!
        Vanessa

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      40. I'm late arriving, but so enjoyed this post! Love the natural finds!

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      41. This is darling, love it adorned with all the luscious jewelry! thanks so much for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

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      42. Michelle Paige5 August 2011 05:58

        I so need to make this! My backyard is full of driftwood! Thanks for the inspiration! I LOVE it! --Michellepaige@blogspot.com

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      43. What a darling idea! I'm going to make this to display my clay tags in the antique store I sell them in! Thanks for sharing your creativity! :)

        xoxo laurie

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      44. Darling! My youngest daughter, Kylee would love this. Going to have her check it out. Very creative you are!

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      45. Love your blog, discovered it today. I live in NZ and have a blog I started a few months ago, now I am addicted to blogging.

        I have a friend who made lots of things with driftwood at her beach house. She did an amazing mirror. I love your christmas trees, very clever :)

        I will be visiting again, I have just discovered sharing and linking, I will be on here all night looking at all the linkies lols.

        Lee

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      46. Are the candles you had there. Homemade? I love how you always put the sea stars at the top of whatever art you create.

        -Zane of ontario honey

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