Saturday, 28 June 2014

The 5th Anniversary is Wood!

A few days ago my wonderful husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary, although we have been together much longer. If you follow us you will know that we made the decision when we first married to hand make each other a present based on the traditional gift guide each year.

This year it's wood....yes wood!... definitely a challenge for me. As my husband works with wood he had a slight advantage but I was determined to at least make something slightly presentable.

This is what I came up with, it may be very simple in construction but remember this is the first time I've worked with wood. The board is an old weather worn piece I chose for the beautiful grey colours that came through after sanding.

I fixed natural branches to the board to act as little hooks for his keys or tools and tried my hand at pyrography to get the words 'love hanging with you' along the top.

I am quite pleased with the results and quite enjoyed working with wood, I'm even thinking of some more projects.

My husband made a box frame for me to hold a very romantic piece of branch he found, which contained a heart naturally formed within the wood and added a few words of his own.

Would like to wish my husband a happy anniversary and I look forward to spending many more years together.


  1. Oh my goodness, this is such a coincidence - I haven't really had the opportunity to look at your blog in the last 2 years or that of your husband and here I am today, finally with the chance to look at blogs with ease and my reason for finding you (and techno-mole) is because it's our wood anniversary and I'm trying to find something that either you OH can make for me, or inspiration for woody things!

    1. Thank-you for reading, I hope you have a wonderful anniversary.
      My husband is much better with woodwork than I am, this was my first try :)