Who doesn’t like free craft supplies? Next time you’re at the beach, gather skinny pieces of driftwood to make a wall hanging that is made on a cardboard cutout… another free craft supply!
Step One: cut cardboard in a heart shape…(or fish, seahorse…) HINT: I had some burlap scrapbook paper to give a little more texture…but cardboard by itself works great.
Check to make sure you have enough pieces to fill the heart.
Step Two: Cover the edge of the cardboard shape with rope trim, my trim was very pliable, more upholstery trim than rope.
Step Three: Fill in the cardboard with driftwood pieces that are attached with hot glue. Use pruning shears if your pieces are too long.
Step Four: Notice how the burlap shows through the spaces, fill them with tan moss. HINT: squirt a tiny dab of hot glue and quickly cover with moss, using a butter knife to tuck the moss in place.
Here is the finished heart, it is pretty as it is, just add a twine hanger!
I can’t leave well enough alone! The finished heart would look so pretty hung in any room in a beachy cottage…..but….
I was curious if I could “write” the word “Gearhart” in 16 gauge annealed wire. After I printed out a the word written in cursive font, I discovered it is easy to bend the wire. However it needed to be white to stand out so it got a quick paint job. A little starfish later I was ready to stop. LOL