Something a bit different.

I have been tidying up the garden at the front of our house and will eventually make it to the side that is being over run with honeysuckle and ground covers, there is a shrub in the side garden that had a lot of old dead wood on it so as I pulled all the dead bit's off and was piling them up I started thinking how lovely, straight and uniform the width and roundness of the branches were .... Hmmm ... what can I make with this?


I cut one long branch into similarly sized lengths and bound them by weaving kitchen cotton through.


Then I glued two smaller lengths of branch to the underside, securing the cotton and holding it all together. Some of the glue seeped through to the front, most of it peeled off but it still has a few shiny patches on it.


When I saw it on the ledge of my laundry tub as I put the washing in the machine this morning it made me smile to see something so simple, functional and rustically beautiful sitting there.

**I moved this post as I'm linking to it for My Creative Space, it seems to be the most creative thing I have recently done. For More spaces pop on over and visit Kirsty.

17 comments:

  1. Love it T!!
    They would make a lovely gift with some handmade soap :)

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  2. There you go again, so simple and rustic but beautiful.Love it Tammy.

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  3. what a lovely idea Tammy, I love it

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  4. Gorgeous! That would make a super gift. :)

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  5. Oh, that is tooo cute!! I LOVE it! (she says thinking if there are similar sticks around her house):0)

    PS. Jaki's is a fabulous gift idea for handmade soap- and perhaps even a knitted washcloth...

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  6. Tammy that is so clever! I can actually vaguely remember Mum having something like this is in the laundry when I was tiny.

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  7. It's great that something so lovely and useful can be made from what to most people would call rubbish.

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  8. ohhhh cute... I love this :)

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  9. That is fantastic. Really. I love it.

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  10. Oh i thought it was a tiny raft, cute!! Saving your soap, love Posie

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  11. Very cool! Jaki is right. It would make a gorgeous handmade gift. You should post it as a mother's day gift idea.

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  12. what a greta job tammy. as my then four year old son said never waste good sticks

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  13. What a great idea...It would bring a smile to anyone's face I am sure..Beautiful...

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  14. Lovely! The best things in life *are* free!

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  15. od to make something yourself. well done you.

    My Creative Space

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  16. That's so much better than some plastic soap dish from IKEA. I love it.

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