Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Shell Garland

I have seen shell garlands in several places and I decided I wanted to create my own.

 I just started with a cotton rope and strung it up across the mantel. 

I used a jute rope and started tying the shells, starfish, and sand dollars in a pattern.

Each item had a feature about it that naturally you could tie the string to.  I didn't drill any holes to do this.
 
I plan to get a multi-season of uses out of this because I am going to try it in a coastal Christmas garland this winter.  
Thanks for stopping by! 

Sherry
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28 comments:

poppilinnstudios said...

Love your garland-just got back from the beach with some starfish and sand dollars myself. What a cute idea.

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I really like this garland! So versatile.
Brenda

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Sherry I love it! It looks so pretty in that first picture!! Martina

sissie said...

What a great garland. I love anything that has to do with shells. Looks perfect.

hugs
Sissie

Gail said...

I haven't seen these anywhere, I've seen lots of shells but never hung from twine like yours. Great garland.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks great, Sherry. I thanks for joining the party tonight.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is awesome, Sherry! I love it!

XO,
Jane

Mary said...

Love the way you designed this and can't wait to see what you do with it for a Coastal Christmas - how fun!

Love of the Sea said...

It came out great. Love it. I need to try something like this!

once in a blue moon said...

simply perfect~

Fishtail Cottage said...

adorable! love this idea...xoxo, tracie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hey look at us with the shells, Sherry! I haven't seen a garland done like this before--It looks very cool! good idea for Christmas. My shell collecting has slowed, but i never turn down a bargain or something I don't already have. Once in awhile I get real lucky. Happy WW!

Cherish Home Everyday said...

Love your garland! Just getting ready to change over my home decor from 4th of July to August seashell beach theme and will try making one of these for my mantel!! If you get a chance, I am a new blogger - can you tell me how I can put my name on my pictures? I'd love to know! Thanks again for your beautiful garland idea!!

Shirley said...

Dear Sherry,
You are so creative. You must truly love the sea and what a nice way to celebrate summer.

Michelle said...

Oh I LOVE your shell garland! I might need to try that myself, it would look so nice in my living room! Thanks for the idea :) Michelle

Emily said...

Sherry, love your shell garland. I love shells, and always love looking for them on a beach walk. I also love how you use your shells in the tabletop vignette. Great pics.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Concetta said...

I love your shell garland - I am going to be making this with my Pearls Of Great Price girls at church! It is so beautiful!
<><
Concetta

Vintage Amethyst said...

What a fab idea! So lovely.
Love
Alison
x

rockpaperscissors said...

Hi Sherry,
Your photos are very nice. I've been working on color and shade in the photos that I take. You have achieved a very dreamy look in your photos.
Maryjane
Storybook Cottage

Olga said...

Sherry, your shell garland is a great idea. Looks so charming. Great photography too.

Victoria said...

I love your shell garland, you did a wonderful job! Very summer-y too:)

ImSoVintage said...

I love this look and the fact that they are all bleached so beautifully form the sun. So happy to have found your blog through White Wednesday.

Laura
http://imsovintage.blogspot.com/

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Sherry, it is divine!

Barb ♥

A Cottage Muse said...

Looks so pretty and I like how you will use it again at the holidays!

Natasha in Oz said...

I love this idea for Christmas, Sherry! As you know it's summer over here at Christmas time and I always decorate with shells. I am definitely making this garland this year. Thanks for the idea!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Heaven's Walk said...

How sweet, Sherry! Simple, cute, and beachy! :)

xoxo laurie

mercedesscott said...

Your garland is lovely! Makes me want to make one myself... I also posted about shells this week for White Wednesday... summer is definitely in the air!

Sibylle said...

really beautiful!!!

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