I’m sure visitors to our house over the last month would have been wondering why there was a pile of sticks sitting near our front door. To anyone else they would have looked like good fire starters, but I had another idea…
My life revolves around sticks
With 2 boys in the house my life revolves around sticks. Where ever we go we’re looking for, and collecting sticks – sword sticks, pointing sticks, little sticks, big sticks. I find them in the backyard, in the car, in my handbag, in their room. My little men love sticks and since I’ve become a Mum I’ve certainly learnt to appreciate the characteristics of a good stick.
Letter art = stick letters
As part of the boys’ room makeover (read more here and here) I wanted to include some letter art. I knew making the letters from sticks would perfectly reflect the boys’ love of the outdoors and their precious stick collections, so I started making a pile at the front door.
This was so simple to put together. I printed a letter the size I wanted on A4 paper and put a piece of glass over the top (from an unused photo frame). I used hand-held secateurs to cut the sticks to size and standard clear craft glue to put it together. Once I was finished and it was dried, I flipped it over and used more glue on the back where I thought it needed more strength.
If you feel like it still needs extra support, you could also glue a thick cardboard template to the back.
Now it’s time to start on the letter ‘H’.
I guess we’re heading to the park for more sticks!