I was commissioned to create a piece of wall art
that looks like a straw beach hat
I cut a circle shape out of plywood with the jigsaw
and used one of those wood bowls that you see all the time at thrift stores.
I glued the bowl with hot glue and drilled tiny pilot holes and used small screws to secure it as well.
I got out the bucket of magic, Flexall.
This is a type of joint compound but has polymers in it so it is stronger.
It's great for creating texture and dimension and I use it a lot.
Click the Flexall tag under categories to see more ways I've used it
I slathered on the Flexall
I used this texturing tool that I made from a squeegee to give it the straw look,
then used my fingers to "draw in" the ribbon
Sprayed it with primer and yellow spray paint...
I added thinned brown paint and wiped off excess...
and painted a pink polka dot ribbon
added a hanger and it's ready to go
I hung it on the armoire to give you an idea of the size
it's big...about 2 ft in diameter
Looks like a straw hat just sitting there huh?
Thanks for checking out my faux straw!
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