We spent a very hot day at a fun summer concert. This concert took place near a beach on Lake Michigan. I spotted several pieces of driftwood in the water and on the sand, and my wheels started turning. We made a second trek to this beach (mostly for my boys to swim, but I had other motives) and I had my idea all thought out in my head, I simply needed the right pieces. So I gathered up lots of small pieces of driftwood (along with several large pieces - that project to come at a later time) and took them home so that I could create for myself a driftwood clock.
I took this clock - I've had it for years and just recently the blue plastic circle fell off and I decided this would be the perfect sized face for what I had in mind.
I made an exact duplicate of the blue plastic circle by tracing it and cutting it out in wood. It was the very first time I've ever used a jig-saw and my hubby wasn't even home!!!
I took my pieces of driftwood and laid them out loosely before I hot glued them on to the wood circle.
I then kept gluing on smaller pieces of driftwood to fill in the gaps between the larger pieces.
And the finished clock looks like this... I LOVE IT!!!
I don't consider myself to be super crafty, but this project made me super happy! It was so fun and super easy to make. It is hanging proudly in our newly renovated porch (photos to come on that project, as I have a few things I need to do with the room before I can post photos). Enjoy!
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