Monday, March 21, 2011


One of the projects from the bedroom that was DIY, was this SEA decoration. The wood brings a natural "outside" feeling to our little room. I was inspired by my mom's creation that she made for the beach cabin. She saw a 5 ft. seahorse for the wall, made out of driftwood, in a magazine. Let's just say it cost as much as a small country... Anyway, she had my dad cut the seahorse shape out of plywood and then she hot glued mulch, yes garden mulch, to the whole thing. Perfectly placing each one. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of it, but the next time we go, I'll get one and post it. It is truly a work of art. I wanted to do the same thing, but on a much smaller scale. I bought the letters at Hobby Lobby and went searching in my front yard. (don't worry, it just looks like you are pulling weeds) Brought my mulch in and hot glued it on, covering the entire letter. Voila! My own "driftwood" decoration. Easy! And cheap!

If you are noticing the driftwood fish on my dresser, it is from Marshall's.
(I'm not that good)

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  1. Your "sea" art is very cute and so creative! Great job on the art!

  2. Wow, I never would have thought it was mulch! I've been wanting a drift wood mirror... this gives me ideas!

  3. That is complete genius. Here from Somewhat Simple. I'm going to share on FB and add to my Pinterest.

  4. This is absolutely incredible!!! I included this in a Gimme Five for Friday roundup of Beachy Decor ideas. LOVE love it! Great job : )
    Jaimee @ Craft, Interrupted

  5. p.p.s. and holy WOW your etsy shop is fab!! I'm going over to heart it right now : )