[hahaha first real how-to =) because today i had to make a gift really quick]
i just realized that tomorrow is the last day of school for my kid [i'm famous for my aloofness], and i wanted to thank his teacher [The Incredible Ms. Tricia] with a special something for all the support that she showed Erik during this year. My Erik is a squirrel on speed; i was getting letters from school office full of worries for possible ADD, and how he might need to repeat the year, but...when they had the evaluation tests last week - He got the AWARD for the best student in the whole Year1. Sorry, i just had to share it =) So, back to Teacher Tricia. She loves diving and cats, and i always make thoughtful presents. Of course, the fact that i used rosewood brings a certain glamour, but believe me, if you use your kid's old woodblocks, it will still look great [i think o_O].
<3 thank you for your attention!
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Gather your supplies, that's obvious for step one =) for some bizarre reason the "you will need" list keeps metamorphosing and missing "ingredients", so i will write it here as well:
you will need:
a wooden block
soil and plant
glue [i used hot glue]
i used a bamboo stick, cos it grows in my garden, but anything will do, really.
Glue the shell to the stick. Fill with soil. Add a plant and some tiny stones from the sea.
I drilled the shell as well, glued inside and outside on the stick; hot glued some cone shells under the big shell and put a little coral on the wooden block, without fixing it, cos it sort of hugs the bamboo stick by itself =)
i drew a tiny cat silhouette on a heart-shaped leaf [yes, man-made. me-made heart leaves]. sorry for unclear picture, but the drawing is incredibly subtle and the leaf is small. i used a #000000 brush [it's practically one hair hahaha] and black acrylic paint. it won't harm the plant, believe me.
tip: if you know how this plant is called [i don't], get one, push a bit [with your nail] at the tip of a new baby leaf [the tiny bright light green ones] and you will grow hearts too!