Thursday, November 25, 2010

My Creative Space & Flotsam Christmas Angel Giveaway...


As soon as I saw Ingrid from Wood & Wool Stool's Wood Christmas Tree which she featured on her blog recently I fell in love. I knew I just had to make my very own. I wanted to decorate mine in a coastal Christmas feel. I've really enjoyed this project, particularly choosing the coloured pieces of recycled wood and decorating it!

I bought the star, the Mexican tin heart and the two love birds from Pulp Creative Paper. I made the little shell encrusted fish and the shell, bone and driftwood drop (don't you think that piece of driftwood looks like a fish)? The fishing lure was bought at my local fishing tackle shop and the ceramic baby seagull was the perfect find at Manly Antique Centre. This is my favourite piece on the tree along with the love birds...

I can't wait to pop by Kootoyoo to see what everyone else has created! Px


Shot #1 - different shapes and colours of recycled wood

Shot #2 - working out the shape of the tree

Shot #4 - measuring the branches

Shot #5 - sawing

Shot #6 - placing the wood pieces

Shot #7 - using Liquid Nails to secure the wood pieces

Shot #8 - looking like a Christmas tree

Shot #9 - Ingrid's fabulous trees I used as reference


Shot #10 & 11 - my favourite decorations


My First Ever Giveaway

And here she is below, my Flotsam Christmas Angel made for your Christmas Tree. She loves an adventure and wants to travel... My inspiration for making her was a shoot that captivated me in my Marie Claire Magazine (Australia) December 2010. The title of the shoot is 'Siren's Song'.

To enter, just be one of my Spirited Followers. I'll announce the winner on 'My Creative Space' next Thursday, December 2 at 4pm (Sydney time). P.S. I'll post her to you anywhere in the world. Good Luck. Px

Flotsam Christmas Angel - Freshwater Ocean Pool
Freshwater, Sydney, Australia







Marie Claire inspiration!

38 comments:

Bayside Rose said...

Love, love that tree - it's just so refreshingly different.

Your Christmas Angel is stunning, please count me in for your giveaway.

Pam x

Kaybe said...

Prudence, That tree is over the top. Love the colors, love the wood fish, love the star...love it! Once you start creating art with power tools there is no looking back. I think you are a perfect candidate for chainsaw sculpting..heehee. OK, now about this little angel who likes adventure & likes to travel - you just send her to me in SW Florida. I will take her all the sweet beaches for some sharks tooth hunting adventures.

Take good care,

Karen

Emma said...

Pru, that tree is just magic! Perfect for an Australian beach Christmas, the wood even reminds me of my parents old fibro beach shack on the south coast! Love your Christmas Angel and please count me in too!!! xx

Love of the Sea said...

Pru - this came out great. Such pretty colors. SO creative. Your inspiring me to try something similar in my house in The Keys. It would fit in so nice...Take care..

Pearl Maple said...

Lov'in the fresh take on your seasonal decorations, the colours are perfect for a beachy summer

spectacularfairywren said...

love your execution of the tree - thanks for the instructionals - might just try it out?!

AND ADORE the seagull. He just needs a chip.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

What a creative Christmas tree..., how do people come up with great stuff like that!!? Love your take with all the beachy pieces!

And you're giving away this precious flotsam angel!!! I'm so in!!!!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I'll be posting this fab tree of yours next Mo or Tues..., and also mention your giveaway! So much awesomeness in one post!!! And I'm just a tiny bit envious, seeing you in a summer dress and a sun hat..., while the heat in my house is on full blast!!!!

Carmel's Closet said...

Hey Pru, those trees are the best - you are a beast with those power tools! I've made a little something to put on your tree. Just little - promise. I'll pop it on the doorstep when next passing.
Carmel
x

Fine Little said...

Looks lovely :)

E.

another donkey design by kate said...

That tree is so great - a perfect australian summer Xmas tree!

Catherine said...

Your Christmas tree looks soooo good Pru:) Gee you're a wizz with the power tools!xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

She's wonderful! I would SO love to win! She would feel right at home here in Florida! Hugs! ♥

The Clip Cafe said...

What a great idea! Looks very nice and you can see you enjoyed doing it! How cute is your angel :-)

Kellie Collis said...

The tree is lovely! Very well done! Enjoy the gorgeous weekend, Kellie xx

Selina said...

The seagull is really great on the tree! My fav dec on your gorgeous tree, I think you've just inspired me...

Shellbelle said...

You've definitely kept me hopping this morning while I've been playing catch up on your blog. First was the hunt for the Shack book and now I had to run outside to retrieve a piece of wood from the garbage. My daughter threw it away when it fell off a couch she's getting rid of, it's Cherrywood and the shape and the fact that it's red will be perfect for one of these fantastic creations! Don't you just love all the creativity out there in Blogland?

Now I just need to find more wood, clean up some of those shells I found in Sanibel…hmmm…I just need an angel to go with it. Know where I could find one of those? lol

Raine and Sage said...

Pru this Christmas tree is FABULOUS!! So unique! I love it's colours, and beach feel. It's one groovy Xmas tree!
I've complimented your Angels before, what a great giveaway. Again, love the colours of the tree Pru. x

Beach Vintage.com said...

That tree is the best. Congrats on doing the giveaway! What a cutie pie she is.

theoldboathouse said...

Ok no one else need enter, this spirited young lass needs to come and live in my "boathouse" she will be very much at home amongst all the shells and boating bits,etc...plus we are Smiths so relatives really...ha ha she may even have a romance with one of my sailor boys...she will have a few to choose from and I know they will be very excited to greet her. I LOVE her and I Love your tree. I would love to make one for the Garden Centre and for me too but I think i would add some little twinkly lights somehow maybe wrapped around. I have seagulls just like yours in my bathroom. Hope you are having a lovely weekend, xx Katherine

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Ooh, look at you! So much creativity! I need to learn to use a saw. My husband's threatening to buy me one for Christmas. I have been moving into the three-dimensional.

Love your little Christmas angel! Oh, how I sometimes miss the sea! And what gorgeous shores you have in Australia!!

XXX

Drawn to The Sea said...

Hi friend! I love the wooden tree :-) Leaving the ends of the wood unfinished was a stroke of genius, adding to it's vintage look & appeal. A tree like has the potential for uses in so many ways... you know I love the colors & decorations. And yes, the driftwood does look like a fish :-)

Forgot to tell you that we picked up a couple of chippy pieces of painted wood along with the tree trunk. I'm thinking on them.

The Flotsam Angel is just the sweetest thing, I can see it in her expression. It's impossible to look at her without smiling.

I love a giveaway that comes from the heart :-)

Alison said...

I love all your recycled creative goodness.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, yours is lovely, I'm now a follower.

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

What a neat idea. Love the shell dolls too. Happy 1. Advent.
The Bavarian Christmas linky party is now open-won’t you come and join us at http://dobermans-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/2010/11/1st-christmas-linky-party-at-dobermans.html

Poppies and Sunshine said...

How cute! I love your Christmas tree. It is so creative!! xoxo

pam @ iLoveShelling said...

Oh, Pru- I love the pictures of you making your tree! You are adorable, your tree is adorable and of course your angel is soooo adorable! Congrats on your first giveaway... have fun..... and count me in

sunday collector said...

Wow, aren't you clever! Nice to find your blog! Briar x

anke said...

your flotsam xmas angel is really sweet. looks like she can´t await the xmas party. the xmastree looks like summer beach icecream. nice!

THE CRAFT said...

That tree is AMAZING! I am in love- need one in my house!! It all just fits together so well- from the colours, to the materials to the decorations!

The Craft
http://thecraftiswhatyoumakeit.blogspot.com/

Mahon said...

I always enjoy coming to your blog and see all your creations ! :))
I'm impressed and admiring of your talent diy !
bravo, if you are surrounded by of children, they must live in a magical world !!

Bye**

Mimi said...

how cool! that is so creative! i would love to enter your giveaway. :D

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<3, Mimi
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Shorely Chic said...

I hope I'm not too late! I just saw your tree over at Maya's blog, Completely Coastal and am so inpired! Please count me in for your giveaway, I love the ornament!!

Sarah said...

I am back sweet Pru...thank you for your message. So happy i have made it in time for your Christmas angel...she is perfect!
x

Stacey said...

You're so creative Pru and i sure hope i win this wonderful giveaway! Fingers crossed! XX

Anonymous said...

loving your beautiful tree my lovely. makes me miss my beach wreath that you made me and is sitting in storage in west sydney somewhere...and i want the tree angel!! jacqi x

Everything Coastal said...

Pru,
Cannot tell you how much I enjoy your posts and your comments to me. Look forward to your thoughts on the Everything Coastal blog! Love this post, and am sharing on my "Caron's Beach House" facebook page too!

Anonymous said...

I hadn't noticed flotsamfriends.blogspot.com before in my searches!
What a nice blog post! I am so glad you thought to talk about it.

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