Surf’s Up

Finally, the big reveal. Two years ago I posted some simple ideas for garden art on a budget.

I referred to a project I was working on that involved re-purposing an old surf board to decorate an outdoor shower.  This weekend my work was complete. The finished item is now ready to attach to the shower wall (still a work in progress!)

Pics below are self explanatory and show steps – feel free to replicate and share.  It’s been a good way for me to unwind in school holidays and have also enjoyed some good chats with our sons who helped at various stages.

This would be a great wee project for kids to do on their own plus it’s a easy way to recycle those coffee pods that while convenient, are definitely not good for the environment.

To make your own you’ll need:

  • Coffee pods – ask friends and family to donate (I did NOT drink this lot alone!)
  • Craft knife to remove tops of pods
  • Vice to flatten cleaned and dried capsules
  • Hot glue gun
  • Item to decorate – the surfboard was left in our garage by previous owners so cost nothing. I mixed surplus test pots to  paint board. Good way to use them up too.



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