Archives for driftwood

Shell Danglers

Categories: Crafty's Projects and Whimsy.

I love shells and have been collecting them for years. I do keep a container full so that I can look through them and dream I’m on the beach collecting them. But lots have been make into garden projects. This first shell dangler shows that even broken shells look lovely. I took advantage of a hole in the top of one big shell as a hanger.  A few holes were carefully drilled around the bottom of the shell to add other dangly bits.  The wire was twisted around the shells to hold them in place. You need: shells copper wire
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A Driftwood Keychime

Categories: Garden Projects and Whimsy.

~ I love making garden whimsy to display in various spots in the garden.  While recovering from my knee replacement surgery I had lots of time to think, create and craft. Using a piece of driftwood from Wicklow Beach, some colourful beads, some keys and fishing line I created a driftwood key chime.  The first task was to change the keys from plain to colourful with some acrylic paint. This took a couple of coats but the paint did stick finally.  I always paint on wax paper so the table surface doesn’t get messy and it is also easy to
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Amazing Sculptures

Categories: British Columbia.

Just look at these amazing sculptures that we saw at the Esquimalt Lagoon and Royal Bay beach.  The artists used driftwood and shells to create these gorgeous creatures. This one, titled McGnarly the Beach Ent created by Drifted Creations, was seen on our visit in December 2018. He is about 10 feet high and is the guardian of the lagoon.  This artist has other creations in Campbell River (dinosaur, eagle, whale) and Oyster River and lots of other places. These are recent additions to the lagoon by artist Paul Lewis.  Our daughter took these photos and sent them to me
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The Driftwood Starburst

Categories: Garden Projects and Whimsy.

From my collection of collected driftwood from British Columbia I’ve made a driftwood starburst.  This was one of my winter crafting projects and I can’t wait to get it outside in a permanent home. The fun part was collecting the driftwood with the grandkids on our visits to British Columbia and then finding spots to stash it all into the suitcases.  Thank goodness it doesn’t weigh very much. I knew I wanted to make a starburst but needed some sort of backing.  On a trip to the thrift store I found an old cutting board for a couple of dollars.
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How to Make a Driftwood Spinner

Categories: Garden Projects, Nature Crafts, and Whimsy.

Turn bits of driftwood collected from the beach into a pretty wind spinner for the garden in a few easy step. It was fun to have the grandkids collect bits of driftwood when we visited the various beaches on our trip to British Columbia in July 2015. I had seen a lot of driftwood strung together in a window of a store right before we went away and decided that was another project I wanted to do with the grandkids.  French Beach is one of the many beaches that we visited the the kids would happily find all sorts of
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