We've just returned home from a week-long family vacation. More on that in a later post. While it was a lovely vacation, we were all so very happy to be back home. As we sifted through the post-vacation chaos that comes with being a family of seven, I was struck with the overwhelming urge to craft something. Sensible, right? I mean we had been away from crafting for a whole week. And what a creative way to procrastinate from getting all of that unpacking done!Inspired by all of the sunshine*y crafting goodness that went on over at Twig and Toadstool, I came up with this sun idea...
- log round
- secateurs (hand pruners for cutting the twigs to length)
- craft or wood glue
- watercolour pencil crayons
- beeswax mineral oil polish
Using the appropriate-sized drill bit for the diameter of the twigs being used, holes were drilled into the sides of the log round.Glue was squeezed into the holes and the twigs were inserted.And then, because I couldn't leave well enough alone, I decided to add a splash of colour to the surface area of the log round. I can't resist spirals.
But I confess, I only painted one side with the spiral. I couldn't decide whether I preferred the natural look or the enhanced look. I thought it was a clever way of being noncommittal by doing one side of each. This way it can just be flipped around depending on one's mood.
Finally, the sun was completed with just the flat surface being covered in a beeswax mineral oil polish, to bring out the grain in the wood.
I haven't done this with the kids yet, but I'm looking forward to doing so. The holes can be pre-drilled and the twigs pre-cut for the younger ones. And the painting they could do! I'm sure they'll have no reservation about painting both sides.
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