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Dollar Store Craft from Renewed Upon a Dream
I’m excited for Sarah’s post today! I’ve loved seeing all that she has linked up to the Take it on Tuesday blog hop. Today she is going to show us her Seashell Summer Wreath.
Hello! I’m Sarah & I blog over at Renewed Upon a Dream. I’m so excited to be here at Romance on a Dime to share a simple summer wreath I made for $2 total with supplies I got at the Dollar Store. It’s super simple but very summer-y!
Here are my supplies. A wreath & a basket full of seashells. The seashell basket actually had a lot more shells than I was expecting. I kinda figured since this was a dollar store purchase, that the top layer would be the shells & then underneath those top shells would be stuffing. But that was not the case. The whole thing was filled with shells & there was a TON of them.
That’s a lot don’t you think? I organized my shells & got my hot glue gun ready. I started with the large shells, then added in smaller ones to fill in the spaces on the wreath. Hot gluing shells on a wreath can be difficult. I glued a few on that later when I went to glue another one into the area, I found they weren’t well attached & had to re-glue them. I found that it was helpful to test out the shell in the area I wanted to place it to see where the shell was hitting the surface. Then I put glue on the actual wreath, and pressed the shell into the glue.
Done! I tied on a piece of red ribbon I had laying around, and put her up inside the house on our bedroom door. I didn’t want to put it outside because I’m not sure it would hold up to the elements too well, but indoors it’ll be fine.
I was totally impressed with the dollar store seashells. I think my wreath turned out pretty well. I love doing little crafty projects that are cute but don’t take up a lot of cash.
We don’t have a beachy themed house at all, but this seashell wreath is just a touch of beach & reminds me of Lake Michigan.
Have you made a summer wreath yet this season? What’s your latest project made entirely from supplies found at the dollar store?
Thank you so much Betsy for having me here as a guest poster!
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