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Topic: Driftwood Cottages - featuring Elmer's products  (Read 26287 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2012 07:09:15 AM »

The paint pens really had great coverage on the wood. Some of the lighter colors I would go over twice but they worked like a dream.

cackle - if it makes you feel better, the water is freezing Smiley.
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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2012 10:02:25 AM »

I love how bright and happy these little houses are!  I love the colors you used, too!  So cute!  I want like a whole village of these happy little fellows.  I'm gonna have to keep my open for drift wood the next time I'm at the ocean.
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2012 09:22:07 AM »

While I was writing this week's Project of the Week email (that's you, by the way!), I also thought these would be adorable additions to a house warming gift.  You could attach one to the top of your gift package with raffia or twine.
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2012 09:41:43 AM »

That is a great idea, sweets! Definitely going to do that. You could even add a ribbon and loop it around a nice bottle of wine - or add it to a pretty potted plant.
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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2012 09:49:07 AM »

Ahhh, around a wine bottle!  Love that.
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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2012 11:22:23 AM »

these are stinkin' cute. can't wait to try these when i get back to Michigan. great pic where they are all lined up in the sand!!
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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2012 05:08:29 PM »

Awwww these are gorgeous and yup also jealous of your proximity to water, lived near the sea for 5yrs and now I'm a landlubber  Cry

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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2012 03:01:58 AM »

love these, have two shoe boxes full of driftwood just sitting waiting for ideas. Thanks for inspiration. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2012 06:28:37 AM »

Do you do anything special to clean them to make sure there are no "critters" in/on wood if you want to bring them into the house?
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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2012 07:02:37 AM »

Do you do anything special to clean them to make sure there are no "critters" in/on wood if you want to bring them into the house?

Yes! I should have mentioned this. Thank you for bringing it up.

When I bring the driftwood home, I give all of the pieces a nice long bleach/water bath. I use a fingernail scrubber brush thing to scrub them down and clean in any small cracks. After a really good rinse, I let the pieces dry for a day or 2 before I paint them.
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