Sunday, February 21, 2010

THE SHELL GAME ~ WHITE BEACHY COTTAGE WREATH

I'm still playing with seashells! I'm sure you remember this whimsical seashell decorative tassel....


And this seashell photo frame....

seashells wreath tassel


Both the tassel and photo frame are available here at my Etsy

In keeping with the beachy cottage theme, I gathered together some of these


Wrapped some ribbon around the base


Cover the sides and top with seashells. For this project, I want a very random, free flowing result.


Added some pretty double satin aqua ribbon


Quick peek at the finished back...


Added the bow and voila!

wreath aqua seashell


For this project I used:

8" Green styrofoam wreath base
1" Grossgrain Ribbon ~ Cream
Low temperature glue stick
Seashells varying from 0.75" to 2"
Starfish focal 2.5" x 2.5"
My wreath hanger is a 1.5" satin ribbon in soft aqua

You can find the complete tutorial over at my "How To's" here.

Oh! I almost forgot! I (finally) made my blog button! No fancy bells and whistles, just ummm.....cute as a "button"! ha!


You can grab it and add it to your blog page if you'd like! The code is located near the top of my left margin!

Thanks so much for visiting me! Let me know you were here and I'll make sure I pop over to your page for a visit! ;)

I'm linking this with these fabulous hosts!

Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch ~ 58th Metamorphosis Monday

Kim @ Twice Remembered ~ Make Your Monday Week 14

The DIY Show Off ~ DIY Show Off Monday

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage ~ Transformation Thursday

Cindy @ My Romantic Home ~ Show and Tell Friday

33 comments:

Summer Rae said...

Beautiful wreath!

Marianne@Songbird said...

That is a lovely wreath. You are really in the beach mood aren't you. For me that is more of a summer thing, so I am sure by that time I'll will be coming back to look at it once more.

The Bearded Lady (Laura) said...

I could die!! Your talent is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!

Thank you for sharing your lovely ideas and for providing how to's!!!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Wow! I love all three of these projects. The wreath is beautiful!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Very nice! Thanks for the directions!
Debbie-Dabble

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hi Tina!
Your shell creations just make me long for spring all the more. You do such beautiful work with these shells...I am just blown away!
xoxoSusie~

Denise Burks said...

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I would love to buy that burger for you and your daughter and mother! I love your website. Did you see the movie with Meryl Streep and Renee Zellweger called One True Thing. Her art (your art) is the underlying theme of the movie. It was beautiful.

Reading your blog brings back all of those warm fuzzy feelings for me.

Thanks for sharing all of your stories and art.

Warmest Regards,

Denise Burks

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Willow said...

I am so glad to see you posting again. I love that frame and it has inspired me to try and make one myself.

Willow

Deanna said...

this is darling and so glad you've shared this!!!
Have a sweet week and God Bless,
d

Allison Shops said...

Gosh, I thought the frame and tassle were beautiful, but then I saw the wreath - not to mention the mosaics you have listed on Esty! Gorgeous! You have a great eye.

I hope you'll drop by AtticMag this week to tour my home.
Allison

MuseBootsi said...

I love the beautiful simplicity! Not a lot of colors and so elegant.

Plus? Aqua? I'm in.

I wish I knew if my mosaics would turn out as excellent as yours!

Thanks for stopping by!

Brenda said...

Love your shell wreath!! we have a cottage at the "Rivah" and this would be such a perfect fit. I surely have collected enough shells and sea glass over the years..

thanks so much for your step by step...

grannyann said...

I always loved your frame with the shells and now the wreath is fantastic.

Barbara said...

Hi, I love your shell wreth I made oneand used it as a center piece for a tablescape. Come on over and take a look. I enjoy the visiting your studio. I will be back.

kim said...

What a cute shell wreath. You did such a good job!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Absolutely lovely!!!

Treasia Stepp said...

Gorgeous wreath. I adore that tassel as well.

Susan Wicker said...

Hello Tina...Enjoyed looking at your lovely seashell creations. Loved the wreath, especially. Sincerly, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Ana said...

Hi Tina,
Love all your seashell creations...in particular the wreath. And how very sweet of you to share how you made it. Love it! Oh! By the way...just grabbed your new button...You'll find it in my sidebar button scroll widget...Thank you. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Small Burst said...

Cute! I've gotta make one of these.

Uncovered Ruby said...

What a great wreath, I'm going to try and make one myself! Just discovered your blog, I'm anxious to explore your past posts, I'll be following you regularly! Lisa :-)

Liz said...

Just BEE-U-TEE-FULL! You did such a great job on all of these. I love hoe you finished off the wreath.

~Liz

Jessica said...

my boyfriends mom just moved to the beach last fall and she would LOVE that wreath!!! great work! thanks fo stopping by my blog as well. i have never been here before so i think ill take a look around!! :)

Lora said...

I love shells, too! This is just the kind of wreath I'd like on my front door for the summer~do you think it would be sturdy enough to hang outdoors (sheltered of course)?

Charlene said...

Tina, I LOVE the wreath. I have such a thing for shells ever since my trip to the California coast last summer. Shells & mermaids!!! Thanks for sharing. Charlene

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I love your wreath! And all your other great projects!!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Living just minutes away from the beach, I could so go for this myself!!

I captured a bit of the Irish Lore today in my SHOW N TELL. Do stop by for a wee bit o' the Irish Luck if you can!

Victoria said...

I love your seashell wreath, it's beautiful!!!

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a lovely wreath! It would go perfectly in my home!

~ Tracy

Denise Marie said...

Tina, It is really nice. I love shell art. There are stacks of 6 Starfish in spring colors for $6 at Burkes here, very tempting.

Petite Little Bee said...

Yur blog is so very beautiful. The easshell wreath is adorable. Thanks for sharing with us. Cheers, Lia

paperbutterfly said...

I am over the top happy to find you!! I love your seashell projects and will be back for more ideas. I was looking for inspiration and here you are!!

Warmly,
Pam

Tracy F . said...

The seashell tassel is to die for! I can just see it in my beach house.

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