Happy end of summer seashell wreath.
To begin we have to go back to last spring when I made a burlap wreath with fresh flowers.
Then it got boiling hot so I switched the flowers for faux succulents.
Slowly but surely the blistering Arizona sun has transformed the lovely burlap into a rather orange mesh mess that wasn’t very pretty. I needed to take it down but wasn’t quite ready for a fall wreath.
Going back even further, four years ago, in our old house, I had made a shower curtain with a fabric garland topper for Sweet Boy’s bathroom.
About two years ago I took that curtain down and shoved the fabric garland in a plastic bag, placed it in my sewing closet and forgot about it. Last week I started cleaning out that closet, came across the garland and threw it in the trash. About 5 minutes later I had an “ah ha” moment. After dumpster diving in my own home I took off all the curtain rings and seashell twine ties. Then I took the burlap off of the old wreath form.
I laid the fabric garland on top of the wire wreath form.
I then secured the garland by attaching it to the wreath with the seashell twine ties.
I took a hot glue gun and glued on a few more seashells here and there.
As well as creating a starfish topper.
While it’s not going to win any awards, and will probably soon fade too, it will see me through until fall. So for a bit of trash and 10 minutes I am pretty happy.
I’d like to take a moment to say “thank you” to my father in law, Landen, who repainted my front door in May. I am thinking about placing a white graphic “Welcome” a wee bit below where it says “Décor To Adore” in the above image.
What do you think?
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