Are you enjoying your Labor Day? I hope so!
I know this is late in the day to publish a post, but we just came home from a weekend with family. You matter, of course, but like you, family comes first. You are right near the top of my priority list, though!
While we were on our beach trip, I happened upon a Michael’s Store. We don’t have a Michael’s near our home, so I had to stop in and see their treasures (had to – wink). I just wanted a couple of things for occasional beachy decorations.
I mentioned in my Beach Escape Tablescape post how adorable starfish look propped inside transoms of beach homes.
A star fish garland was THE BEST deal on the starfish. The garland strand of seven starfish was twenty dollars, which seemed a little high at first glance for this cheap-scape. But individually, the starfish were over five dollars, so the garland was cheaper.
After checking with Amazon, Michael’s on-line, and Ebay, I found that Ebay has the best deal on 5″-6″ bleached pencil finger starfish – 6 of them for $8 with free shipping. Mine are 8″ starfish, but the 6″ is close enough for that price, in my opinion.
It was so easy to cut the garland strand between starfish. Most of the starfish had a shell nearby on the twine strand, which I like.
This jar wrapped in twine at Michael’s sparked an addition to my DIY list since I have a similar lidded jar (and some twine).
For my beach tablescape, I wanted either a larger jar or several small ones grouped together. Of course, the first thing to mind were canning jars. Yippee, I have plenty of those!
I brought sand with shells from the beach – free for all. 😉
I planned to use three short, wide candles for a unified look, but the smaller jars’ necks are too snug to easily light them. Short tapers worked well, though.
I’d planned to wrap twine around all three.
But, I decided the fat roping (also from Michael’s) added a little more interest.
Do you have extra bottles like these at your house? I seem to have several. We’re very close to a new look with a tish of twine!
These babies were tempting, but I resisted. HH would be proud! (Michael’s has such good prices sometimes!)
You saw these milk bottles in the beach table post. Michael’s had them in sets of six with white metal caps for only $10, so I caved. They were fun to transform.
I found seashells at Hobby Lobby a few months ago, and there were lots of colors in the mix.
I can remove the shells and twine for a different look later.
Does this inspire you for adding a coastal look to your decor?
Also, have you heard about Craftsy’s* sale through September 9th (11:59 p.m.)? Classes are up to 50% off, so I know you’ll want to check out their sale.
I recently signed up for a slipcover class. Looks like we’ll be talking about that soon! 🙂
I’m sharing this post at Metamorphosis Monday.
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