Show Me Summer Time Seashells and Celebrations
Show Me Sells Seashells by the Seashore….or should I say decorates with seashells…..
Summertime brings on lazy days, boat outings on the lake, travel, walks on the beach, family reunions and weddings!
I have two ideas involving seashells, flip flops, wreaths and the all important ingredient….. Ribbon
We recently set sail on the Carnival cruise ship the Magic! What an incredible trip with our daughter Rebecca and her best friend of all times to celebrate their 15th birthday’s!
Jena and Rebecca celebrated their birthday’s with a dolphin ride in Cozumel, Mexico
We love the sand, the sea and the beautiful blue of the Caribbean water!
Maya Key, Isla Roatan Honduras
While on our trip I collected a few seashells, rocks and coral that had washed up on the shore. Since this is a favorite of mine I have a glass jar in my bathroom filled from many of our trips. However it was full and while shopping at Hobby Lobby I spotted 50% off glass jars with lids and snagged one! It is perfect and as you can see and it still has plenty of room for more shells so I can take more trips!
Seashells Show off in a Glass Jar
Now I love decor that can do double duty, and since our son Will recently proposed and Susan accepted I have wedding planning on my mind.
Will and Susan
We have been discussing parties, engagement celebrations, wedding decorations and reception centerpieces and I had an
ah ha moment!
I could dress up this glass jar for a warm, inviting, summertime engagement celebration!
The theme is established: seaside
List of ingredients:
Glass Jar: Hobby Lobby
Seashells collected or purchased at craft stores
Ribbon selection and twister grass wreath
I have a choice to go with a more rustic elegant look, touch of burlap, more mono chromatic or bright, fun with a touch of black and white!!
Who wants to see both?
1st option: Rustic Elegance
Glass Jar with twister grass wreath
Closeup,rustic elegant seaside centerpiece
Glass jar and twister grass wreath ready for ribbon
Burlap wired ribbon with a Caribbean blue edge is perfect!
Tie bow and add a longer tail to work around the wreath
Simple, classic, rustic elegance
Great centerpiece for a beach party
Wired ribbon bow, burlap with turquoise blue edge
I want to add a table runner to extend the centerpiece down the middle of my table, there are several options: purchase a table runner to coordinate, use a length of material or mesh. I think I will opt for the mesh because it is light and breezy!
I need to add a welcoming front door piece and the Glory Haus Happily Ever After burlee is it,
Happily Ever After
Just add a bow to coordinate and create a great 1st impression for your guest! (gift to the engaged couple to decorate their new home!)and personalize with wedding date!
Next post…..Option 2: Bright Fun with a touch of Black and White!
Happy Decorating y’all,
Becky and Kathy
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