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« on: April 16, 2012 09:55:27 AM »

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Driftwood Cottages - featuring Elmer's products

I'm lucky enough to live just a few miles from the beach and when the weather allows, I love to comb the shores for beach glass, seashells, pretty rocks and driftwood!

With a splash of color from Elmer's paint pens, these pieces of beach-combed driftwood were transformed into bright little cottages.





These little cottages are really easy and fun to make. All you need is some wood and a package of paint pens. If you don't live near a beach, check Etsy for driftwood packages available for purchase.

I start by drawing the outline of the main house features using simple shapes.



Then I color in each shape. I did one coat, let it dry and then went over the top again to make the colors extra rich and bright.



Once everything is dry (which only takes about 5 minutes) the final step is to outline your shapes with a black marker and add any special details you want.



Now that you have a cute cottage, or maybe a whole collection of cute cottages, what are you going to do with them?? Here are some ideas!

- Leave them around the beach for someone else to discover
- Glue a magnet to the back and use on the fridge
- Add them to potted plants as a home for bugs
- Connect them in a ring to make a wreath
- Line a row of them up on your mantle as a special decoration
- What other ideas can you think of?

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012 11:38:01 AM »

These are sooo adorable and you make them look incredibly easy!
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012 01:30:34 PM »

Love, love, love! Pinned and rocked. Smiley These pens need to be bought for me,today.
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012 02:14:22 PM »

These are soooo awesome!  And I bet having the pens made it a ton easier (not that it looks all that easy, anyway) to do!
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012 02:17:48 PM »

You really can't help but be happy when you open this thread.  These are so cute!
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012 02:30:59 PM »

wow!  i love the way these look, and you make it look entirely do able! I can draw a house!  Now just to find some drift wood (and some elmers paint pens!) this summer!
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2012 07:24:25 PM »

They really are so easy! If you can draw a triangle and a square, you can make your own village Smiley.
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012 09:01:02 PM »

Lime, you know how much I love your style - thanks for sharing your technique!
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2012 04:56:53 AM »

I couldn't imaging a paint pen would work this nicely on wood.  I'm going to look for these next time I hit the craft stores.
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2012 06:15:30 AM »

I love these, Lime. And I'm envious that you live so close to the water!
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