We just spent four lovely days on Sanibel Island with my family.(which Charlotte called Santa-bell Island) Sanibel is one of the world's best places to collect seashells - and I confess, I love to be right out there with the leathery old ladies, bent over and almost compulsively stuffing seashells into my bag.
But here's my problem - I collect these shells, admire their beauty, then stuff them in a bag... which sits in the car... until the end of summer... then stinks of old shells... but I don't have the heart to throw them away... so they get moved to the back of a closet somewhere. It's such a sad little ending for these pretty shells - lonely and forgotten and longing for the sunlight to transform them into tiny jewels from the sea.
This ombre wreath was the perfect solution to my collecting addiction.
Now it may only interest me and the leathery old ladies, but I thought I'd share it anyway, in case you happen to have a bag of shells in your car... from last summer... or last week - whatever.
Here's what you'll need to make your own:
1 Wreath Form
1 Yard of Muslin
Lots of Hot Glue and a Glue Gun
and of course - Sea Shells of all colors, shapes, and sizes
....and here's the simple directions
~wrap the wreath form in torn strips of muslin
~arrange the seashells so that they begin with one color and fade into the next
~hot glue them on
Super easy and a not-so-tacky way to display your little treasures!
You could also use a strong craft glue and let the little hands in your home help out.
happy crafting - and if you're a leathery old lady, I'll see you at the beach soon ;)