Okay, it's time for Valentine's Day decor, Rehab style, which means a decided lack of pink and red stuff.
And some shells are involved.
And hot glue.
And spray paint.
No surprises so far, huh?
You'll need a quick trip to the Dollar Tree to pick up the following:One 16" wreath
3 bunches of velvet roses with florist tape wrapped wire stems, 8 to a bunch
In addition, you will need:Hot glue
Spray paint. We used aqua. Don't faint
Assorted smaller shells
Ribbon for hanging
First, spray paint the wreath in whatever color you like, as long as it's aqua.
The roses come pre-glittered, so score! I get out of one messy job.
Grab one of your roses...
...and simply insert it into the wreath, winding the end around it.
Continue weaving the stems in below the first rose. Keep the stems wrapped around the front, we're not trying to hide them. They'll help when it's time to employ the hot glue.
Do the same on the other side.
I used a total of 20 roses, so $2.50 plus a $1 wreath so far.
Now, heat up the hot glue, and this is where this tangle of paper covered wires comes in handy.
We're going to anchor the arrangement with a big natural starfish.
Yes, I'm gluing a dead animal to my Valentine's Day wreath.
Then, using tons of glue, start slathering some smaller shells...
...and tuck them in the roses, filling in any gaps.
Nab a little ribbon and hang your finished product on your magnificent aqua mirror.
Or someplace else.
There you have it, seaside romance! I spent $3.50 for the supplies for this; you can also get shells at the Dollar Tree if you need to. All in all, I'm labeling this Cheap and Easy.
Happy Valentine's Day from all of us!