Friday, May 31, 2013

Easy Summer Starfish Wreath

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Doesn't it feel like summer is here...like really here?!
Maybe it's all of the outdoor time I've spent chasing Miss. L around, maybe it's the dinners on the grill, maybe it's the fact that June is on the horizon, but it feels like summer has arrived!
 
You know what that means, don't you?
Time to make a summer wreath!
While Miss L. napped yesterday, I got out a bunch of supplies I had on hand.  The good thing about spending too much money at Hobby Lobby, Michael's, and JoAnn is that you have an entire craft store at your house for moments just like these!
 
I didn't know what exactly I was going for.  I was feeling like something nautical and seashell-ish would be good though.
1.  Lucky me!  I had a bunch of rope left over from my rope-wrapped terra cotta planters.
2.  I used a straw wreath.  You need to use a straw wreath because it is a similar color to the rope.  You don't want to see the wreath peaking out from in between the rope loops, now do you?
3.  I wrapped the entire wreath with the rope and secured the it with hot glue and sewing pins, but I had some bald spots to contend with!
4.  I fixed the bald spots by hot gluing loops of rope here and there until the whole thing looked covered.  Not perfect, but that's ok!
5.  I hot glued four out of the five points of my starfish down to the wreath.
6.  Under the unglued fifth point, I looped some ribbon around the wreath and tied it to this frame!
 
By the time I was finished with my wreath and ready to photograph it, somebody had woken up from her nap...and somebody was trying to steal my seashells!  (This is just too cute not to share!)
 
Are you ready to start decorating for summer?!
 
Have a great weekend!
 


16 comments:

  1. Cute wreath - and cute little helper, too!

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    1. Thanks, Bronwyn! She is pretty cute! :)

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  2. LOVE! I am going to steal your idea for my back room...its perfect!

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  3. That turned out beautiful! I love using starfish in summer decor :)

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    1. Me too! They are a great summer go-to décor item, aren't they?

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  4. Adorable! I'm pinning this idea and I can't wait to try it! Perfect for summer!

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  5. Love it April - perfect for beachy summer days :)

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  6. I LOVE the hand in the picture!!! Something my gremlins would do too!! Very creative and coastal!! I'm gonna "grab" it for a showcase of coastal decor items I'm doing, if that's okay with you!! Let me know!

    I'm coming over from Share Your Creativity link party and I'm so glad I did!!! I love your blog and can't wait for more.

    I'm your newest follower too!!

    Kate @ Uniquely Undone
    uniquelyundone.blogspot.com

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  7. Love your wreath!
    Great minds think alike. :)
    http://adventuresindiy1759.blogspot.com/2013/04/summer-wreath-re-deux.html

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  8. I can't even tell you how much I love the starfish!!! Love it all!!!! I hope you will share this on my blog this week. The challenge is "Life at the Beach" challenge. Anything beach/summer inspired or nautical.
    Come on over! Link up begins Wednesday night!!!
    www.thecsiproject.com
    Sandy toes and salty kisses XOXO
    Dee, The CSI Girl
    PS I would love to share this on my FB page this week!!!

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  9. Hi, I love your nautical wreath! Baci Cristina

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  10. I love your wreath April!!! XO, Aimee

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  11. So pretty! going to share this with my sister!! Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!

    Dimples & Pig Tales

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  12. Hi April,

    What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of seashell crafts! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/shell-crafts/

    Have a great day!

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