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« on: June 18, 2010 05:21:05 PM »

I had a small wooden tray that i didn't know what to do with, so here's what I finally did!

I painted it with a crackle finish that i don't really like all that much.  I love the rest of it so much though that it's going to stay.  It turned out really cool, just not right for this project.  I did it using Elmer's glue.

I even made a tiny rake!! The teeth are from a bamboo skewer and the handle is a round chopstick!

More details of how I made it and what I used can be found on my blog.

Thanks for checking it out, I had a lot of fun making it!!!


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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2010 07:23:07 PM »

Love it!! very cute

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2010 08:33:51 PM »

I love it! I made one for a friend a few years ago as a birthday gift but I don't think she really got it. I love the alternative to doodles and the peaceful reflection it brings. In short...cool.

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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2010 06:49:09 AM »

This is cute! I love how it has handles, because the trays that you can buy them on never do, and I always end up shifting the sand when I try to move the tray. What do you wish you had done on the wood instead?

« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2010 01:54:21 PM »

I love it! Especially the rake. I've wanted to try making a zen garden before but I'm convinced it will end up as a cat toy.

« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010 10:27:43 PM »

I love it! I love little zen gardnes! I used to have a TINY one I got in one of those mini box  kits, I had so much fun making little designs. And nice job on the tiny rake! You super creative!
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010 10:08:13 AM »

It turned out great!  What a nice repurpose to a tray!  It is calming to play with sand...your little rake is so cute...

You have such interesting projects...love this one!

« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2010 04:00:43 PM »

*this rocks*

cant wait to make my own!! Grin

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