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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cheap and Beachy

 No, NOT me!!!
 First, take the hanger off a clear yet iridescent ornament ball.
Add a little beach sand. Too much will make it heavy.
Yes, I used a funnel and a scoop after this one, but I liked the antique baby spoon photo.
 Drop in a shell. Hurry, two minutes is almost up.
 Replace the hanger and tie a bow through the loop.
 Using a small scrap of wire, twist it onto the tree.
Yep, that's it.
No need to call in Martha Stewart. 
You could get your cat on this. 
If he had thumbs.

Be grateful he doesn't.



Mel said...

Dare I say it? I love your balls :)

It's like you encapsulated time and made it look pretty.

Musings from Kim K. said...

We have a bathroom that is a permanent beach house theme. I'm thinking we need to hang a few of these ornaments in there. PERFECT!

Dharma said...

I'm with Mel, your balls are marvelous! What a neat idea, how cool to use sand from different beaches you've been to? Love your stuff, Lady!

Sherri B. said...

I like Kim's idea for a permanent beach theme, why not?

Unknown said...

simple and gorgeous! loving the color scheme and theme of your holiday decor!

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

We'll just call you Martha Beachart.
yeah, really bad joke. Painfully so.

Love these ornaments!! I love the iridescent balls, and the sand and shell are the perfect touch.

Michelle L. said...

Ooh. Ahh. All there is to say.

Christie describeHappy said...

You crack me up! Please promise to take a snap of all your blue beachy stuff together! I am amazing how you've kept this theme going throughout all your decor!

lisbonlioness said...

I would have never thought of a beachy christmas tree- how cool is that? I have a serious need for starfish now...

Unknown said...

being from Florida and missing the beaches living in in-land NC, I LOVE these!!!

Mikalah said...

SO cute. I have some mini shells that would be perfect for this! I just need to get ahold of some clear ornaments...

. said...

I really like that Sunny!! That would also be a great way to save a memory from a beach trip (for those of us not close). :)

Nikki said...

I really LOVE those!!!!!!!!! I hit my goal of 50 links, so be sure to come back next week cuz I'm having a giveaway!!!!! Thanks for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day!!!!!!! :)

Marie said...

That is just the coolest ornament! I live by the beach and wish I would have thought of that. Well, there's always next year.

Merry Christmas to you! Stopping by from Feathered Nest Holiday party.

Linette said...

This is such a great idea! I have some sand and some shells from our Outer Banks trip last year...

Jami said...

Cute! I just did some of these using snow. :)
Thanks for linking up to Theme Party Thursday! I hope you have a Merry Christmas.


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...
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Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a Fantastic idea! This is darling! Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! Merry Christmas!

Vanessa said...

Hi Sunny! What a darling ornament idea! I would do a whole tree of those! I love that you used the iridescent ones. Thank you so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday and if I don't make it back around I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

AllieMakes! said...

How fun and beachy! I love it!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Its So Very Cheri said...

What a fun ornament. I live rught by the beach so I can pick up pretty white sand and shells.


Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I love this post so much I featured it today at my Hookin' Up with HoH Link Party!

Stop on by and grab a button! You deserve it!! ;)

~Allison @ House of Hepworths

Pam said...


Leigh the sewing diva said...

I have just the use for these! For the last 18 years my mum and Dad have gone on a holiday to the sun every Christmas but from 2011 they will be staying home so these will make a great gift for them! a reminder of what they are missing ;-)

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