Showing posts with label branches. Show all posts
Showing posts with label branches. Show all posts

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Upcycling: wood tacks

Yard work means more clippings for the recycling bin or for the craft bin.

If you prune your trees or bushes, you can save some of the twigs and branches to use on a variety of crafts.  These smaller branches worked perfectly to make thumb tacks.

After the branches were pruned, I left them outside to dry. Once they were dry, I sawed them into ½ lengths. I used sandpaper to smooth the edges and glued them onto a thumb tack. I used Aleenes’s Original Tacky Glue and let them dry thoroughly before using them.

Wood thumb tacks - a fun and easy project. Yard work – not so fun or easy…





.....................................................................................
This project is linked at the following:



The Shabby Chic Cottage   ~   Somewhat Simple  
Life as Lori   ~   Life with the Lebedas   ~   Yesterday on Tuesday   ~