It feels like a very long time since we were on the beach in Cornwall with Dave, back in October! Dave adores the beach – the seaside is his favourite ever place.
After he was done posing for his portrait (well, doesn’t the backdrop suit him??), I indulged in a spot of beach combing along the strand line, and collected up some pieces of driftwood. Only small lengths, the longest was about 8 inches long. They had to fit in my pocket!
I put them together into this small driftwood Christmas tree. It’s lashed together with jute twine, a bit like the twig and twine star decorations I made earlier this month. If you wanted it a bit more solid, it would be simple to add a blob of hot glue or other adhesive between the ‘stem’ and the ‘branches’ before wrapping with twine or ribbon in whatever decorative way you favour. It makes a very pretty hanging decoration – I’ve got it on the end of a bookcase in the hall.
The scale is a question only for your imagination and your driftwood supply! I had visions of making a tree a couple of feet high, possibly hanging, with a thick piece of jute rope threaded through a drilled hole in the centre of each of the driftwood branches. An idea for the future, perhaps – I need to live a lot closer to the sea!
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