Wall Hanging

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I am making a wall hanging out of a tree root painted black and then decorating with sea shells flowers (which I make). Besides paint should I put anything else on the roots? How should I glue on the flowers and what kind of glue?

Thanks

Diana

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  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 06, 2018
    I would stick the root in a black plastic bag and blast it with an insecticide to kill any critters in there, seal the bag and let it sit a week.
  • Essie Essie on Apr 06, 2018
    I think perhaps a coat of polyurethane over the paint would give added protection. Be sure to let everything dry THOROUGHLY between coats and after you are done. Then, try this foe the gluing:

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 06, 2018
    what kind of wood are you referring to?Where is this being put inside or outside?
  • Helen Helen on Apr 06, 2018
    Make sure the root is sealed properly.

  • Amanda Amanda on Apr 06, 2018
    I agree. I would put a few coats of Poly on it, or you could use teak oil. For the glue a hot glue gun should do the trick. Good Luck!
  • Janice Janice on Apr 06, 2018
    Sounds like a beautiful project. To insure no insects, etc. live in the roots, I'd seal it with clear finish even though you've painted it. You should be able to hot glue or gorilla glue to adhere your decorative items to it. Hope you post a pic of it after you're done....sounds like it will be a decorative original piece of art.
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