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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Up-cycle CD base for driftwood

Again, nice to be able to use something rather than it becoming trash!

Stack and glue a few used CD's.

Stack and glue a few used CD's. I used epoxy glue to make it really secure.

Fit a dowel stick and glue.

Fit a dowel stick into the hole in the middle of the CD stack and glue. Leave the stack to stand perfectly upright while the glue sets.

Drill a hole in the bottom of the driftwood.

Drill a hole in the bottom of the driftwood.

Glue the driftwood to sit on the CD stack

Glue the driftwood to sit on the CD stack

Stacked CD's as a base for a driftwood design.

Stacked CD's as a base for a driftwood design.

Pour out wood glue.

Pour some wood glue on to the CD stack

Spread the glue to cover the CD surface.

Spread the glue to cover the CD surface.

Cover the entire surface

Make sure you cover the entire surface evenly.

Sprinkle some black sand

Sprinkle some black sand over the wet wood glue

Go slow to make sure you cover the surface evenly.

Go slow to make sure you cover the surface evenly.

Set aside to dry completely.

Set aside to let the glue dry completely.

Turn the base on its side and tap to remove loose sand.

Turn the base on its side and tap to remove loose grains of sand.

Pour out some glue

Start a second layer by pouring out some wood glue

Spread the glue carefully.

Spread the glue carefully. Make sure you do not scratch the first layer of glue and sand.

Add more sand.

Sprinkle the sand

Let the glue dry.

Let the glue dry completely before you start the design

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