Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Cornish driftwood

Whilst on holiday in Cornwall last year I collected loads of lovely pieces of driftwood with plans to do somthing with it.
I spent ages playing with the different pieces trying to decide what to make and eventually after searching the internet for ideas I decided to make a heart. The pieces are lovely and tactile and so smooth and some even have bits of sand or small stones in the cracks.



I used my hot glue gun (for the first time in years) to glue the pieces together and I'm really pleased with the outcome and it is surprisingly very stable.
I've looked around the internet at similar pieces and they're quite expensive to buy- I'm sure they're better made than mine but I'm pleased that mine cost me nothing (apart from the glue) and is also a lovely reminder of a great holiday.
I have iton the wall in my lounge at the moment but i think it will look better in my bathroom.
Now to decide what to do with the left over bits!

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful heart! Just right for the up and coming Valentine's day.

    Sometimes the best things in life are free!

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  2. Oh wow Wendy that's fabulous

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  3. It's really lovely, even better than the bought ones because it is made with memories!
    Kandi x

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  4. wendy,thats beauitful:) what a great use of beach combing bits :)

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  5. It's gorgeous! What a great idea! :) x

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  6. I love it Wendy - well done on finding such a gorgeous way to use it xx

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  7. Gorgeous Wendy. Enjoy.xx

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  8. What a good idea, Wendy - love how you've made the heart - and what a special way to remember a holiday x

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  9. What a gorgeous piece of holiday memories!
    I love the idea..and thanks for sharing!
    Clare @ Weekend Crafter xx

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  10. That is just gorgeous! I have a whole heart in driftwood - bought in Cromer. It cost me over £50 and itis beautiful but yours is much nicer!!

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  11. Wow Wendy, that is absolutely gorgeous! Just the sort of thing I would buy but now you have made me think I should make one myself!

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  12. Beautiful job on this, it looks fabulous and you get the joy of remembering the walk along the beach when you look at it rather than just thinking where you bought it and what it cost!

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  13. WOW this looks wonderful Wendy! Sush a special momento of your holiday down here. I am thinking I should pick up some of these bits when I am out walking :D xxx

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  14. Wendy this is great, you've made something beautiful from things that most people would walk past!

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  16. Gorgeous make! I love driftwood ... :0)

    Shirl x

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  17. Hi Wendy , that is just beautiful I love it !

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  18. Thats gorgeous :) What a fab reminder of your holiday :)

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  19. That is very beautiful Wendy. :)

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