host post: driftwood star gazing

Friday, January 27, 2012

Hi little bees. Today’s project is the perfect example of one that I would never have finished if it wasn’t for this Pinterest challenge. There’s always something more important to do on the TO DO list but when you committed to doing something amazing, this is getting done! And I’m thrilled with the outcome – blisters and all!!

We have grandeur dreams to ride off into the sunset and wake up every morning beachside. In the meantime, we wake-up Monday through Friday and make sure that we don’t miss a single turn of the daily rat race.  To keep our eye on the long-term goal, I have always loved these driftwood stars as a simple addition to our home décor in the hopes that it will join sand washed walls one day. Here are two of my Pinterest inspirations:

To collect enough driftwood for this project, you wouldn’t see this star for a few years – there just isn’t enough time in my life to walk along beaches.  During a quick stop at Marshall’s, I just walked past this bag of quality driftwood for $5. Yup, I said it too. O-M-G.

I would have loved to create a star on something more solid, but alas, I don’t know how to work heavy machinery (not yet, at least). I took a chance and created a start on cardboard and cut the shape out with a simple knife. Then with a glue gun, I started fitting the larger pieces along the edges and to fill the inside. (Note: use the cardboard side of the cardboard so the white doesn’t stand out between cracks. Doh!)

Didn't it just turn out great?? Now we can remember where we came from and where we hope to go ... (So profound!)

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  1. Beyond impressed/in love!! Nice work, DMC. Thank goodness for challenges to get stuff done.

  2. That came out great!

  3. Great job! I saw that same bag of driftwood at Marshall's and can't believe I didn't pick it up!

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic Home

  4. Love this! It could be any size, too. Pinning and doing, thank you!

  5. This turned out great! Amazed it worked so well on the cardboard. Now, I'm enJOYing ideas running around in my head thinking of other things I could collect that would work as well as the driftwood. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. I love this. It really did turn out great. I heart driftwood! (and the bay area!)

  7. Super Cute!! Thanks so much for linking up!! Have you seen my Lisa Leonard giveaway yet?

    XO, Aimee

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    1. Aimee!! Sorry I deleted this kind comment! I hit the wrong link!! (So sleepy!) Thank you for featuring this little project!

  9. I love the driftwood star, we might have to do some collecting on our next beach vacation!

    Where did you get the prints behind them? I've lived in both San Francisco and Boston, so I would love to have something like that.