Tuesday, July 07, 2009

A New Shell Wreath

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I made another seashell wreath! You may remember I made one of these last year and I donated it to the Nie Recovery Auction. I was very pleased that it raised $100! It felt so great to donate it but I also missed having one of my own. Last week I finally got around to making another one!

The foam wreath came from the Dollar Tree store as did most of the shells so this is a really inexpensive project. You could even buy the ribbon at the dollar store, but I used ribbon I already had.
If you want to make one for yourself you can check out my post titled How to make Seashell Wreath I did last year. They are really fast and easy to make!
Reminder: Monday I will be hosting my monthly giveaway party!








36 comments:

Gayla said...

Cute! Cute!!! I love this... Have a great day...

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MimiG said...

Love the wreath - I think that's going to be on my list of Friday night projects!!
Thanks for all the detailed information.
MimiG

Mary said...

Cindy, that is so beautiful! Now I'm going to see if there is a Dollar Tree near me. lol

Mary said...

I am going to have to make one of these for my neice, she has an apt with an ocean view and this would be perfect for her. I just love it and I'm glad you made yourself one to enjoy!
I'm attempting to make your seashell cupcake today. I'll let you know how I made out..if it comes out 1/2 as nice as yours I'll be pleased! Mary

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I remember when you made the other one last year. Glad you made one for yourself and it is very pretty too! Looks good on your armoire door.
~Patti

Sara Padrusch said...

That came out so beautifully! I love your knack for creating treasures from inexpensive materials! Great job!

xoxo
Sara
www.shinyredhouses.blogspot.com

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

CINDY, I LOVE it!!!!!! I want to make one for sure, thank you so much for always giving us directions, prices and places to buy. You are wonderful!!

Hugs,
Amy

rozetta said...

It's beautiful!

~elaine~

Sandra said...

It is pretty, Cindy! I need to make one for me!
Blessings,
Sandra

The Liberty Belle said...

Adorable! Now that's a craft that's so uncomplicated that even I can do it! Thanks for sharing.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

I've always loved the shell wreaths and mirrors. Yours is really pretty! I love the idea of a bow. Never seen that before and it is a lovely touch!

Tina

Cindy said...

What an adorable beachy wreath!! I want one! Unfortunately we do not have a dollar tree store, so perhaps I will find the makings at a Michaels? Do ya think? I hope so! I love your blog, you are always up to something amazing! Btw, does your middle name start with a J by any chance? Mine is June. Hugs, ~cindy s~

Wagonwife Designs said...

So gorgeous-perfect for Summer!
Debra

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Very sweet looking. Now I'm off to re-read your directions. ☺ Diane

Sandi (Meme) said...

I love your creative use of shells. I remember many years ago my dad used to tell my mom, "give a woman a sea shell, and she'll decorate a bathroom!" You give that a whole new meaning! Come over and visit my blog sometime, your's is one of my favorite that I've joined!

Cindy said...

Hi Cindy,
Thanks for the inspiration! It's beautiful and I think I'll give it a try! Cindy

Lee Laurie said...

It is so pretty and beachy!
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Jeannine said...

I saw your wreath and immediately ran out to the Dollar Tree to get the supplies. My 19 year old Daughter and I each made a wreath in order to distract ourselves from the disappointment that came our way today. Thanks for the instructions from last year. So helpful. I probably will post pics on my blog on Friday, when I'm off for the weekend.Thanks again.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Too funny! I was going to make one last weekend, but then I glittered & painted so many shells I didn't have enough for a wreath! I have to get myself over to the Dollar Tree and stock up!

m ^..^

Beverly in SC said...

Hi! I just discovered your wonderful blog over the 4th of July holiday and do so enjoy it. In fact, tonight I made one of your shell wreaths using your inspiration and it came out beautifully.

I have just become a faithful follower.

Carol @ The Roseberry Cottage said...

Beautiful wreath!
Carol

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Hello,

it's amazing how wreaths has come a long way. What was once known only as a Christmas decor has evolved into an everyday decor :-) And a beautiful one I might say :-) You seashell wreath is a perfect addition to your lovely cottage home :-) Makes me miss the beach/ocean.

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Hi Miss Cindy,

Such a sweet wreath. I look forward to reading about and learning how you made this. When God was giving out creative spirits, you were first in line, weren't you? Hugs, Penny Sue

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy your wreath is gorgeous.
Come over to my blog and enter my giveaway
Alsion

abeachcottage said...

love this and I'd love to have a go...must get round to it

Sarah

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Cindy,
That's my kind of craft project...inexpensive to make yet looks like a million bucks. It is absolutely gorgeous. I'm defenitely checking out how to make it. Thank you for sharing.

~Ana♥

*Ulrike* said...

I have always wanted to make a shell wreath, but have never gotten around to doing it. I think that will be my next project. Now I can tell hubby what I'll be doing with all the seashells I've been collecting!!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a beautiful shell wreath, and I love how you staged it so perfectly. Thank you for the link to the tutorial.

Karen

Caleen said...

I really love the seashell wreath. It turned out beautiful. What a great way to give back by donating for such a great cause. Good for you! Thanks for the tutorial also on the wreath.. I love the Dollar store too.. ha!

Charlene said...

I love the Shell Wreath! And since I just got back from California & that is one of the things I brought back it would be perfect! Thank you so much for sharing. I think I will try one. And if I do I will post it & link back to you for sharing the idea!

Aimee said...

I lOVE the sea shell wreath. It's just beautiful!
Aimee

French-Kissed said...

What a great summer or anytime wreath. Such an elegant way to bring sea shells into a home's decor. I can see why you were missing the one you donated. ~J~

raisedincotton said...

This is so pretty Cindy, love the combination of creams with the ribbon:)))

Blessings,
Carol

Anonymous said...

Hi
I have made several wreaths but me shells seem to fall off....
Not so sure why.I am using a glue gun. Any ideas??

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

You might want to try a different brand of hot glue sticks...it may be that. I haven't had that problem at all!