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.
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.
I used shell drawings from my sketchbook and made color copies.
I cut out the shells,
glued each of them to a book page and added a little piece of twine to the top.
I created another garland with ribbon and all the bits of tiny shells and pebbles.
I made a nautical wreath by wrapping rope and scraps of fabric around a styrofoam wreath form.
I made little watercolor starfish to place throughout the tree.
And I painted a large watercolor starfish for the tree topper.