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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Metamorphis Monday

It is Metamorphis Monday at Susan's, so I thought I would show what I created over the weekend. I know many of you have seen Cindy's beautiful shell wreaths. I thought I would give it a try. Let me tell you right now, Cindy must be an expert, because these are more time consuming than you think. And watch out fingies....I am still babying a blister!
I found white wreaths at the Dollar Tree. They are about 10 inches. It took, and I am guessing here, about 2 bags of shells. Don't get too many big shells. They don't fit the curve of the wreath correctly. Smaller, about the size of a quarter to half dollar work better, in my opinion.



I started on the inside and worked my way around to the outside, filling in as needed.

I am so pleased with how it turned out. I need to find some ribbon to hang it...but until then I added it to my beachy display on my LR coffee table.



and I know, but seriously, I can't help putting this picture in.
This little guy, well, he has just stolen my heart.

41 comments:

Liz said...

Ceekay, it turned out lovely. I think the glitter star fish is just what it needed. Very cute...

~Liz

P.S. If you want to meet for lunch I am all for it. Just let me know. I'm so jealous that you and Laura got to meet. :)

Brenda said...

Stolen mine too! I love your wreath! I've been wanting to try this, but after Cindy... Well, you know. I rarely have the nerve to try and follow in her footsteps. I'm proud of ya! You did it and it is superb! Get some ribbon and hang that baby!
Brenda

Kammy said...

Hi Ceekay !
I love that wreath ! I want to make one too....so very pretty and cheap is my favorite word. Your poor fingers - dang hot glue !
Hugs ! Kammy

KBeau said...

That starfish is just the perfect finishing touch to your wreath. Acts just like a bow.

Kathleen said...

Good job, Ceekay! Now go buy a cheap mirror and glue some shells on that..Hang it or use it on your table under a candle.
And no burning your fingers! :)
Prayers for you..

Shelia said...

Hi Ceekay! Oh, I love your shell wreath! I've made one, but it's not nearly as pretty as yours! You're good, honey! Now look at that sweet little Bentley! I'm so glad you've got some puppy love going on over at your house!:)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Sarah said...

I have been thinking about making one of those seashell wreaths, but it just looks so much better when other people do it. You did a great job!
And Bentley is a cutie-tootie (as my 3 y/o son would say.)

marty39 said...

Oh Ceekay, this wreath is just so pretty. You really did do such a fabulous job. I just love it. You put just the right shells together. Very pretty. Hugs, Marty

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Love the shell wreath! Great job.

abeachcottage said...

wow it turned out great, thanks for showing how you did it, I want to have a go...

happy met monday

Sarah

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Hi Ceekay! You've done a great job! Love the shell wreath...bet it'll look great hanging! Cute pooch too! :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

That's really pretty! Now you have a touch of the beach inside to help cool you off there in AZ!

Great job!

Katherine

ButterYum said...

Cool wreath, and what a cute face! How sweet :).

xinex said...

Ceekay, your wreath came out really nice!...Christine

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Your shell wreath looks great! Good job!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Ceekay this is wonderful. I'll have to try and put one together for my daughter. She would "love" it. Would go perfect with her "new" dishes..lol... I love your little guy too!! He is adorable... hugs ~lynne~

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful! Nicely done too.

D said...

It turned out really pretty, Ceekay!

D

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

That turned out so pretty, had to come back 3 times to admire it! Your little poochie makes me smile, he's just so cute!
Valerie

pk @ room remix said...

What a creative idea for a wreath! Good job. The little puppy has stolen my heart too. what a cutie pie!

The Tablescaper said...

It's beautiful. Good for you for having a go at it. You were very sucessful. I love it on your coffee table. Enjoy! - The Tablescaper

Beth at Aunties said...

Ceekay, It is beautiful!

Sorry about your fingers. Ouch! I use the hot glue that just melts and doesn't burn because of too many such burns!

Beth~♥

Kathysue said...

Hi Ceekay, I heard all about your wonderful meeting with our dear friend Marty, isn't she the best. She spoke very fondly of you also, so in my book you must be a wonderful lady. The wreath is gorgeous. I just love shells, I add a few in my family room when I change it out for the summer. Thank you so much for your kind words on my guest post at Martys Met monday, it was nice to see your name and to come over here to meet you informally, hugs kathysue

A Touch of Country said...

very beautiful and great job!

Lynette said...

Your wreath looks so pretty - I saw on someone else's here in blogland (and for the life of me I cannot remember who) - she wrapped some burlap loosely around the entire wreath after it was done (shells and all) and left a not-too-long tail hanging. It may sound strange, but the burlap's natural texture and tone just really looked good on there.

And, I love your header pic with the cloche and teacups - I have never seen that done before and it looks simply stunning. I'll have to try that with some of mine, if you don't mind?

Happy Monday -

Happy@Home said...

Your wreath turned out very nice. I love the addition of the glittery starfish. I can see why your little doggy has stolen your heart. He is adorable.

Sandra said...

Wow Ceekay! I love how it turned out! You did a great job!
Blessings,
Sandra

Picket said...

Girl that turned out fantastic!!!! I don't even do beachy stuff but I love that! Oh your furbaby is just too cute for words...I can't really look at furbabies just yet I still start crying over the loss of our little Maggie...

Girl..about the farm...are you in Farmtown? I don't know all the directions for things on facebook but if you were to invite me as you farm neighbor I could invite you back and then I'd come hire you to harvest for me from time to time...it took me a while to get the hang of it but once you start moving up and planting the high dolar items you can really play then! lol

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ceekay, that wreath is ADORABLE and so is Bentley! Oh, he has the cutest little face and eyes. You just want to hug him to pieces! What a sweetie.

You've inspired me to not only make a cute shell wreath, but to look for a special rescue. I've been looking, but now I have hope that I will find a new little fur friend(s).

Love to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

A Hint of Home said...

I love how it turned out Ceekay! I have my shells and can't wait to get a couple of hours to do one.
Love the colors of brown in yours.
Don't you wish you were at the beach right now?

Kim said...

The wreath turned out great. I was going to make me one, but I couldn't find any wreaths at my Dollar Tree. I'll have to keep looking. And the pup is just too cute. I want one.

Lady Katherine said...

I love your wreath! I think you should use a clear plate and add candles and use it on your coffee table or Tablescape! Way to go Girl!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

The wreath turned out beautifully! I don't think I've ever used a glue gun that I didn't end up with a blister! Love that sweet little doggie! laurie

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh it turned out so nice. I love the display. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great week.
Sherry

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Ceekay- your wreath turned out so great! I have been seeing these in blogland- as soon as I can get up and out I need to go get the supplies and try my hand at one!!

How fun that you got to meet Marty! Isn't it the greatest meeting other bloggers in person. Sally from salmagundi and I met and she came to the hospital several times when I was there-

blessings
mary

Debbie Moore's Slice of Pie Cookbooks said...

Fantastic job! I'm gonna make one, too. I love the star fish ... My daughter does a beach Christmas tree ... this would be a great addition!

its so very cheri said...

You did a great job. We live by the beach and I love looking at how different all the shells are and how each beach has different shells.
I hope you'll come vidit me and sign up for my give away
Cheri
http://itssoverycheri.blogspot.com/2009/07/questions.html

Charlotte said...

Beautiful. You did a great job and it looks so pretty on the coffee table. Shells always remind me of the ocean and I love the ocean.
Charlotte

Kay said...

You did a great job on your wreath.... Your whole display looks great. Your puppy is so adorable!!!!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous!!!
xo...Kathy

Kammy said...

You did a great job on that wreath - it's on my list....to make one....someday....
Hugs ~ Kammy
p.s. I read your post about you and your grandson - he is precious. So happy you had a blast !

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