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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Recycling Tree Limbs Craft

Remember last fall when I showed you a fall craft made from a tree limb!
If you don't, here is a link to it.
Well, I didn't show you a picture of it, but I also decorated it for winter.


I have stripped it down again. . .



. . . and now I am going to decorate it for Summer.


Gather up whatever you can find. I chose flowers, moss, tiny clay pots and birds. I already had these supplies in my very messy and can't walk through craft/laundry room.

Here it is partially decorated.

I used a glue gun to attach the items with. I even decided to place the bird house that I got at a yard sale last week at the base of it.


Here is a picture of it finished.
You can click on it to see a closer view of it.




I love the little yellow hummingbird I suspended in mid air.
It looks like it is about to suck nectar from the purple flower.





And here is a picture of the base of the limb where I have the bird house and the tiny clay pots with a small flower placed in their opening.





Now that I've given you the idea again, go find and old dead tree out in the woods and cut you off a length of it and make you something pretty out of it.

How's that for recycling?

Hope you enjoyed my little project.

8 comments:

  1. That is a very cute idea and you could change it all through the summer-even make it patriotic for the 4th of July. I love the churchy birdhouse.

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  2. I love this idea. I'm going to make me one for my front porch. Thanks for sharing. Blessings

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  3. Janet,

    Very pretty and a great way to recycle. I remember when we used to go to the beach and pick up pieces of driftwood. We'd bring them home, scrub them with a wire brush, clean them up, varnish them and add flowers, moss and other embellishments for home decor.

    Next time I'm in the woods, I'll keep my eye open for a nice tree limb. I do have a piece of stump in my yard with a hollow where I sit a basket of flowers. I enjoy it.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  4. I love that idea...anything in nature and rustic I just love in the yard..very creative! Thanks for coming by I hope you are having a fantastic week!

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  5. I most certainly did!
    That's adorable and so creative!

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  6. That is a great idea and looks great!!
    Great prices on your bird houses...
    It's a great day...guess my word of the day is GREAT!!
    Deb :)

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  7. Janet.. this is really creative!
    I may try my hand at this!

    ~ Carol ~

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  8. Neat! I remember my mom doing this with a tree-and she put birds and nests on it. I thought it was just magical. Yours looks really good.

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