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July 5, 2014

A FRESH CUT BEACH BEAUTY

©linda nelson 2014
©Linda Nelson 2014
A few hours from now I will be attending an Independence Day weekend barbecue taking place at a lovely cottage overlooking the bay.  These types of gatherings prompt me to create a little something for the hostess.  What is more charming, summery and appropriate than fresh cut flowers?  All from my garden.  A handmade vase tag finishes the look, and only takes minutes to make.
©linda nelson 2014
©Linda Nelson 2014
A piece of snow fencing, twine, florist's wire, scrap fabric and some acrylic paint are all that's needed.  I simply smear a few drops of paint onto the wood with my finger, rub it in, then paint the letters with a fine detail brush.  A thin Sharpie pen works nicely for outlining the lettering.  When the flowers wither and need to be tossed, the jar becomes the perfect little vessel for beach combing findings.
©linda nelson 2014
©Linda Nelson 2014
This sunny bud vase will stay at home with me and adorn the windowsill above my kitchen sink.

2 comments:

  1. I love your arrangements and your personal tags...I'm inspired to try something similar! thank you... The snow fence is a great idea, as would be drift wood!
    found you on DIY network!

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  2. Thank you, Debbie. Have fun exploring your creative endeavors.

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