Dear Chicago House,
Mr. Chicago house and I had a little wander down to our favorite secret beach last week and collected a lovely bundle of drift wood.
With a bit of creative magic I used it to whip up Seahorse!
isn’t she lovely…I have called her Sally, at the moment she is gracing a wall in my office.
Would you like to know how to make one…read on
How to make a Driftwood Seahorse
What you will need:
- Pieces of straightish driftwood, I had about a shopping bag full and had lots left over
- Stiff Cardboard
- Ultility Knife
- Hot glue gun
- Sketch your starfish shape on your cardboard, mine is about 36″ by 16″. I copied the shape from an abstract watercolor of seahorses
- Cut out your shape using a utility knife. You can see from this picture I taped two peices of cardbord together to get the height I wanted.
- Sort through your driftwood and start laying it over your cardboard, this process is really trial and error. I tried to keep the placement tight over the seahorse’s belly but was quite happy to have a more ragged look over the back. I kept the driftwood pieces mostly parallel.
- Once you are happy with your choice and placement of the driftwood, fire up your hot glue gun and start sticking everything down. I started at the tail and worked up.
- For the eye I used a driftwood walnut (Mr Chicago house can take credit for that!)
Creative in Chicago
p.s. Sally the driftwood seahorse was featured on an episode of Unlivable on the FYI network >> read more