New Found Ornaments

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I saw something like this at a craft fair in St. John’s and thought that I could easily make my own with some found objects and some hot glue.  The “jellybean row” is an iconic element of St. John’s architecture: a series of brightly coloured and quaintly crooked wooden row houses that line most of the downtown streets.  So every craft fair and gift shop in the area sells some version of this, painted on mailboxes, pieces of wood, in stained glass (similar to the disaster I made last spring), and on pieces of shale, which conveniently break on a rectangular plane.

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So I found some pieces of this shale, relatively thin pieces that wouldn’t weigh down a tree branch.

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And I painted them to look like the crooked, shambling houses around here.

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And then I glued string on the back for hanging, with hot glue.

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An extra dab, for security.

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And that’s it!

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Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

8 thoughts on “New Found Ornaments”

  1. This is what I so loved about Barbados when we were there! They call the style of the many homes there chattel houses, and they can be any of many bright island colors, often with lime walls to keep it cooler. Like that you refer to the look as “jelly bean.” Makes me ready to check out St. John’s!

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