Xmas Wreath from Flotsam

There are now two beach cleaning groups in the Bude area, who meet regularly to clean the beaches of the myriad of plastic that appears on our sandy shores.  A previous post describes this beautifully with a lovely message called the Starfish Story. Winter seas wash in much more as the stronger currents throw the debris up onto the high tideline.  Over the last couple of weeks I have been collecting scraps of fishing net and ropes with the idea of creating a Christmas Wreath.   I have been amazed by the variety of colour.  The very tangled pieces were perfect to form the shape of the wreath using the rope to keep it all in place.

IMG_20121217_203506[1]Here it is nearly finished. Just needing some sparkly led’s to make the xmas door complete. A mostly recycled beach find christmas wreath.

5 thoughts on “Xmas Wreath from Flotsam”

  1. deb says:

    sue – i absolutely love your wreath! you are so talented. i did a quick scour of crooklets this morning & picked up lots of rope & net – now i wish i had kept it to have a go at a wreath. i think there is a market for bude made flotsam goodies – a lady who cleans summerleaze went to eden with neil (kbt) & myself to attend the Clean Cornwall conference & she exhibited fishing net bags she had made…..driftwood christmas trees/ wreaths/ bags…..could be a business venture! see you at the beach on christmas day no doubt! x ps this is an amazingly interesting blog – wish i had discovered it earlier x

    1. Thanks for your lovely comments debs. The fluffed up net is the best to give it body. Was a random accident really. I’ve hung a few dangly plastic bits off it which is quite effective too. Yes. see you at the beach.

  2. Liz Colwill says:

    Amazing Sue tomake the wreath creativity at it’s best. Well done and it did’nt cost a thing.

    1. Thanks for the link . So many different wreaths.

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