Driftwood Anchor- Whale and Initial
I made an anchor template on paper that was 20" tall, then traced it onto the Hardboard.
Then had my hubby cut them out with a jigsaw, this material (Hardboard) is easy to cut. You don't need a perfect cut or shape as it all gets covered.
There will be rough papery edges that come right off with a quick run over with a sanding block.
Now start laying out the pieces working in small sections. When you're happy with the layout in your first small section, it's time to start gluing. Continue like that until you're done.
I added each piece by first using a bead of Carpenters glue topped with a bead of hot glue. Don't add too much as you don't want it oozing out and showing.
Now we both have a souvenir of our trip that is truly special.
Total cost for each anchor was about $2.50 including materials. They are 20" tall, so they are quite large.
- Driftwood and Shells
- 1/8" Hardboard (Home Depot)
Cheryl clarke on Apr 26, 2021
I think your work wiv driftwood is awsome, i have about 20litres of it i collected along the thames coast in New Zealand, so ill b doing sum cool things wiv it too. Ive already made a ladder for a bird cage, but hav hung it on my wall wiv a crystal at the top cause i like it so much 😁.