Friday, August 13, 2010

Sticks and a stone....

While Mr. DEDS was away last week, I puttered a lot. Here is a result of one of my putterings.

A vase made out of sticks!  Artfully placed next to a stone. (I collect stones with lines on them.)

I tied the sticks together with thin gold wire I found in my junk drawer. I added beads as I went along looping the wire around each stick. This is a shot from the BACK, where I put a few dabs of hot glue here and there to give it all a little suppport.

Come to find out, the sticks were still a little wobbly when stood up, so I glued a piece of black felt onto the back to hold everything in place.

This is all wrapped around an empty spaghetti sauce jar. (Did I really have to say 'empty'?)

I also added a few more wires here and there with more beads and I twisted some of the additional wire into spirals.
Fill with water and flowers I found along the side of the road and voila. 

14 comments:

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

How creative! Love it! :)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh my that is lovely! especially with the added beads! it would look great on my daughter's deck. i'll have to see about that.

smiles, bee
oxoxoxoxoxoxo

Balisha said...

Love this...especially your little creative touches. Balisha

Jim said...

Very cool. Are you naturally crafty this way, or was this steppin' out for you?

Those red berries look like the ones my sisters used to pretend were food, and collect in a bowl, mashing them into something they'd pretend to eat, lol.

XO

Sharon Creech said...

Love the sticks and stone and beads!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Sticks and stones - what a lovely vase - so creative. I collect stones that have white in the middle - sort of like oreos.

Eva Gallant said...

Love your photos!

Traveling Bells said...

That is adorable...and no broken bones to go with those sticks 'n stones!

Fearless Nester said...

You are a very productive putterer!! What a cool idea for using up what you already have on hand. ~Lili

Debbie said...

I love it!! You are such a clever woman. What kind of branches are they? What a creative idea and the felt was ingenious. The beads are so crafty and I love the touch of the red berries and leaves in the bouquet. I have those bushes all over the property and always wondered what those berries are? I am sure they are poisonous but they are so pretty.

brattcat said...

Maybe some sticks and stones will 'break my bones', but these only delight the eye.

Pam said...

How clever! Especially thinking of the felt at the back. I wouldn't have thought of that.Makes so much sense. It looks great! (Enjoyed your post about the skunk trap -very informative for an Aussie in a skunk-free land!)

Deb Shucka said...

I LOVE this vase!

Audrey at Barking Mad! said...

What a great idea! I love it!

Sheesh, you paint, are funny and are uber-creative! Again, I'm envious! :-)