Over the past week, I've found that making these "art stands" is easy and fun!
First, go outside and play...sit under the trees, make dandelion chains, gaze up at the clouds....
Good. Next, start searching for thick twigs. They should be about 1-1.5 inches in girth and between 4-6 inches in length (depending on what you will be displaying!)
With a circular saw, cut a slit in the top of the twig about 3/4 inch deep. This is where you will place your artwork. This job will take 2 people; one to safely work the saw, and the other to firmly hold the twig with pilers or a wrench. Don't forget to hold it nice and steady!
Slide your artwork into the slit you have made and see if it will stand upright at this point. We found that sometimes the weight of the postcard would cause the twig to topple forward or backwards. After some troubleshooting, we drilled a small screw into the back of the twig to catch it from falling over. It worked!
Sometimes, being on a budget is sort of a bummer. However, most of the time I find that it yields so much creativity, discovery, and humbleness. Happy Creating!
**p.s-- does anyone have any resources for felting wool clogs/slippers? (baby size)**