Thursday, July 7, 2011

Making Simple Boats for Our Seasonal Shelf



Using branch slices, I drilled a small hole into one end of each piece and then cut a branch to fit in the hole.
The girls and myself each sewed a sail of wool felt and now they sit on our summer seasonal shelf to sail on the shimmering blue sea of silk.

15 comments:

  1. I love those!What a great idea.

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  2. Love this, So simple and beautiful! I'm sure they would ignite the imagination too!

    Becca

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  3. Yay! A project to complete with my kids tomorrow! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. fantastic!! They are beautiful, friend:) I may have to try this:) xoxo

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  5. Wow, these are so lovely and seem surprisingly easy to make - I will give it a try! Thanks so much for posting this :)

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  6. These are so lovely, Tonya! What a lovely project to work on together.

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  7. oh these will be perfect activity for tomorrow.

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  8. Oh so clever! I always love your ideas...

    Blessings, Debbie

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  9. Lovely and fun! Thanks for sharing this idea.

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  10. I also love the idea of a "seasonal shelf"!

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  11. Oh so adorable! These are the perfect shelf accent for any little boy's room, CUTE!

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  12. What is the best method for cutting the branch slices? My 11yr old is attempting to cut them with his hand saw and is feeling frustrated - we are aiming for thin discs to make natural medallions for gifts ...thanks :)

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  13. Too cute, thanks for sharing ♥ http://felting.craftgossip.com/2014/02/05/making-simple-boats-diy/

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