Saturday, December 04, 2010

a coastal holiday part 2

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I have been creating all kinds of simple coastal inspired decorations from all of the finding from my beachcombing this week. Since this year I purchased a small table top tree, I kept all of my creations small.

I stared by adding a little ribbon and beads to the clam shells.


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I used the photos that I took of all the shells and printed them out.
I cut out each shell and glued them to a piece of twine to make a garland.

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I used shell drawings from my sketchbook and made color copies.


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I cut out the shells,


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glued each of them to a book page and added a little piece of twine to the top.


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I created another garland with ribbon and all the bits of tiny shells and pebbles.


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I couldn't resist making a small chain from book pages.


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I made a nautical wreath by wrapping rope and scraps of fabric around a styrofoam wreath form.


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I made little watercolor starfish to place throughout the tree.


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And I painted a large watercolor starfish for the tree topper.


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I even used scrap fabric to sew a little skirt for the tree.


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I filled jars with my collection of rocks.


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I even put notes in bottles.


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And then I went to work putting everything together :)

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