Craft: Fence Posts Decorations

posted in: Crafty's Projects, Nature Crafts, Whimsy | 22

I hate to throw anything away as you never know when inspiration will hit you.

A favourite stained glass artist of ours is Cindy Laneville and I had the privilege of meeting Cindy some years ago at a couple of different craft sales and we have a couple of her gorgeous works in our home. One of her latest ideas is stained glass garden posts.

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Lightbulb moment! I could attempt to make something similar on a smaller scale. I’ve had odd bits of 4×4 fence posts left over from replacing a deck years ago. I also have some of the caps made for the fence posts. At one time I was thinking of making them into little houses, but that was an idea that hasn’t materialized yet.

I created trees made with sea glass, pebbles, shells and small flat stones. The treasures have been collected on our visits to various places in Ontario and British Columbia.

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Each side had a tree made with a different nature item. E6000 is my glue of choice for projects like this. I glued on each tree and let it dry completely before turning and adding another tree on the next side.

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The cap was screwed on before finding a place to display it.

Other trees I’ve made: wooden disc trees, the gate tree, the stone tree, driftwood spinner tree,

My decorative fence post trees are nothing like Cindy’s and one day I hope to own one of her creations for my garden.

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I’m sharing with The Really Crafty Link Party, Creatively Crafty, Mosaic Monday, and Creative Crafts.

Nature crafts – using shells, rocks, driftwood, sea glass, pinecones

22 Responses

  1. Linda

    That looks lovely, a work of art on each side of the post, love it. x

  2. Margy

    You come up with lots of great ideas for your yard and garden. I am working on painting three medium sized rocks to be two frogs and a mouse to decorate our front deck. Since I’m not growing much any more it will add spots of colour. – Margy

  3. Debbie- Dabble

    This is absolutely amazing!! It looks fantastic!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  4. Angie

    Linda – so creative! I also hate to throw anything away, but my husband draws the line when something has been “hanging around” for 4 years! Maybe I will show him your lovely masterpieces, the next time he wants to clean out the garage! Thanks for sharing your inspirational art with everyone at Mosaic Monday!

    • Crafty Gardener

      Hi Angie, as soon as I throw something away you can bet I find a use for it. All the extra wood is under the deck, so I need to get under there and create some more fence post decorations.

  5. Lavender Dreams

    I’ve never seen any like these but they are beautiful. I’ve seen a few blue bottle trees here though and lots of seashell things. Enjoy your week!

    • Crafty Gardener

      I have 2 large bottle trees in the garden one all blue bottles and one all green. I love to create garden art from all the treasure I find.

  6. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    Brilliant crafty you! I really like how you used the shells in this way. I have so many pretty ones (in Florida mostly) but never know how to display them.

  7. tomthebackroadstraveller

    …I have a bottle tree and a rusty metal birdbath in my garden. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  8. stardust

    How creative you are, Linda. I’ve never seen anything like this but it looks so attractive. You’ve made the most of your treasure.


  9. Sharon Wagner

    Good job! My favorite fence posts are in Costa Rica, gnarly trees that keep growing, used as fence posts.

  10. Ann

    Thanks for visiting the Garden Spot. Your natural artwork is so beautiful. I’m inspired to start looking for things use to make natural and original decorations.

  11. Life Images by Jill, West Australia

    Oh these are fabulous! so creative and a great way to display those bits and pieces. Fabulous! Enjoy your week, stay safe, and thankyou for visiting my blog last week. Sorry I am so slow in replying.

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