The beauty that surrounds us and we often take for granted lends itself for the most beautiful creations.
Nature had been doing most of the work over the years for the waves had gently sanded and collected this beautiful wood.
And today as I took a little walk down the lake shore, it was there waiting for me….
I had purchased this wooden wine box at the dollar store in hopes of painting it some day. But today, It found a new purpose.
I drilled three holes at the bottom of the box for drainage…
and started by placing the larger pieces of driftwood along the sides of the box. I had originally thought of attaching them with hot glue, but they would not adhere to the box. It could have been because the wood was wet and still a little sandy.
So I nailed them in place instead (which I recommend if your planter will sit outside).
I continued to attach the driftwood and placed the smaller pieces to cover any holes (I personally don’t mind the nails being visible, but if you prefer, you could paint over the heads with brown paint to camouflage them).
And then I had this….
This little well is from a fairy garden the kiddies and I had made last summer (it’s made out of a plastic cap and tini little pebbles glued to it).
And we also made this little turtle out of painted rocks…it’s also tini wini. I love the name of the plant it sits amongst…’Goldilocks’
This project cost next to nothing as the most important and beautiful material was free.
Tomorrow, I shall walk the shores again and let the sound of the waves inspire me once more.
I hope you are having a beautiful week.
I love this so much!! And the fairy garden is too cute!
Restoration House says
What a lovely project! I’ve got a stack of driftwood to use up and may try this out.
Christie, Describe Happy says
As soon as I saw the title of this post I knew it would be instant love… and it was! You are so right about using what’s at hand for all it’s beauty. Thank you for the reminder!
Lucy! This is simply stunning! Thanks for visiting my blog and following, I’m following you back!
That is so great. I love it.
Have a nice evening and hello from Austria.
What a great looking project! I LOVE IT! And your little stone turtle tucked in there adds just a touch of humor! We are on the shores of Green Bay and I told the hubster yesterday that when he sees wood drift in to pick it up. “I do”..he says…”and then I burn it!” Huh? What? We have to give this boy-o a lesson in re-purposing, I think! xxoo Diana
Thanks for sharing, your planter turned out beautiful…next time you might be inspired to place the driftwood around a mirror creating a frame..I did that and its very nice.
Farmer's Wyfe says
How pretty and creative!! Thanks for sharing!!
Lovely! Wish I had a load of driftwood! I am highlighting this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.
At first glance, I thought you use stones, LOL. Your planter turned out fabulous. I don’t have access to driftwoodl, but I did just go stone picking for my garden, if that counts. It feels great to do projects for next to nothing, doesn’t it.
Thanks for sharing.
Michelle @ Ten June says
Wow!! What an incredible project! You have such great attention to detail… this is incredible 🙂 Great job! xo
Very creative- thanks for sharing it at the Tuesday Garden Party!
Jess, Jessie, Mommy, Balanced Libra, Shesswa Or Jessica if you don't know me yet! says
Amazing! You are so creative and talented!
Jess @ http://www.balancedlibra10.blogspot.com
Rachel Sue says
This is so gorgeous! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!
This is super cute! What a great idea on recycling a wooden wine box. I’m sure I have one of these around here somewhere.