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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Frost on the Beach

Ready to make something that cost me next to zip because I had almost all the goodies on hand?
And even if you don't have everything already in your craft stash, 
most of this can be scooped up at the dollar store.
 Let's take a leftover Dollar Tree foam wreath that we did NOT make into a crashing alien spaceship.
Hey, no judging.
Spray paint it silver.
 Now, let's hit up the stash.

 Flat backed marbles.
 Sea glass.
 Pretty little white shells. Essentially, some vase filler.
 Add white glitter, wine, a $2 ornament from Walmart (okay, this is the one purchased item), some ribbon and Goop adhesive. Have the hot glue bubbling on the side.
 Smear some Goop on the wreath and start placing your elements, arranging them randomly as you please.

 Keep going until you have all but the top two inches encrusted.

 Now, loop a little hot glue over the top.
 Sprinkle on the white glitter. Oooooooooooooo, shiny!
Wait...what were we making?

 Nab some 2 inch wide wired ribbon.
 Loop it around the wreath, tie it once, and take a second bit of ribbon and tie a bow. Hang the wreath from the long length of ribbon against a mirror to magnify the sparkle.
 Suspend a snowflake bauble from the ribbon using silver wire to just nudge the glitz over the top,

Stash busting. It's merry and bright.
This is why recycling is cool.



Musings from Kim K. said...

Very pretty. I really like the colors. I have a sytrofoam cone project in mind that might use a few of your techniques.

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

Pretty! You have some cool stuff in your stash !

Mel said...

Shiny and bright, love it.

I'm so jealous that the only snowflakes you will see are hanging on your decor :(

Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too said...

The wreath turned out great Sunny! Love the look & the price tag!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

How pretty. You are so clever. Love the color and it looks fabulous hanging in front of the mirror. Hugs, Marty

. said...

Pretty! I love the colors and the sparkle!! :)

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Very creative!!

Vonda said...

Very Pretty!!

tina said...

As glad as I was to get away from Florida, you're making me miss it! I think i'm decorating next year with shells...

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love hanging a wreath on a mirror!! Yours is definitely upping the sparkle factor!!!

Heather said...

Love the colors. The wreath looks so pretty hanging on the turquoise mirror!

Unknown said...

Oh, I LOVE this! Blue, silver + white = beautiful Christmas combo. And of course I love that it's totally rockin' that Florida vibe. ;)

It looks so pretty with that mirror (that I'm still in love with, btw)!


Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

The colors are perfect and I must find that ornament for our tree this year!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! Why can't I have a stash like yours?? So pretty, and shiny :) Can't wait to see what you do next :)

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

love your talent,
awesome shots....
I signed in to follow your blog,
welcome follow us back.

MJ said...

I love this! (Though I really love all your stuff LOL). How do you get your bow to turn out so well? Mine never look that equal and puffy...
Dont forget my giveaway, it has something turquoisy ;)

Life in Rehab said...

Well thank you, I'm glad you all liked it! The trick with the bow is wire edged ribbon- you can make sure the shape is perfect with that!

GeorgiaBE said...

Love this! I had to check out my fellow crazed mom! *smile*
So glad I did!
I'm all about stash busting lately so I love to see projects like this one!

Michelle L. said...

WOW, that is so cool! I LOVE the way you did the glitter on top, glue gun magic! I love how the sea glass and the marbles speak to each other in a duet of sparkly ocean lurve.

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

This turned out BEAUTIFULLY!

Katherine said...

Beautiful & goes so well with the topiaries! Thanks for linking up!

Unknown said...

This is awesome! Love the colors and the textures with the shells and glass! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @

Homemade Heather said...

Glitter makes everything pretty!!!! Gorgeous! Thanks for linking up!

Anonymous said...

This is `Beautiful` love all the glitz

Thanks for sharing at the Passionately Artistic Blog!!!
always a pleasure


Bella @ Bella before and after said...

Sunny, besides this being beautiful, I love the expressions on your face while trying to get the perfect shot, he he. So cute. !!!

You know I never quite realized just how much you like blue, but you have it everywhere, and it looks great. I love blue too, but have in practically nowhere in my home, and if I have to redo everything it will cost me like a million bucks, what to do.

Thanks for linking up to **Amaze me AUgust**


Anonymous said...

I love this idea, yours turned out so beautiful!