Thursday, May 5, 2011

ONE DAY AT THE BEACH AND A GLUE GUN BURN LATER...

So offically here is my 1st post as a crafty mommy blogger!

My Aunt from Kansas came to visit. She has never put her feet in the ocean before so we went to Pismo Beach, CA. Pismo is a great place for finding Sand Dollars. (Yes the green bag is FULL of them!)
My Idea to remember the trip... A sand dollar wreath for my front door.
Supplies were:
12" Floral & Craft Ring ($3.99 Michaels)
Glue Gun
Ribbon (Left over)
The obvious, Sand Dollars (Free)
and I added an "R" for our last name ($2 at Michaels)

To prepare your sand dollars rinse them off, place them in a bleach and water let them sit for about 2 hours. And lay them in the sun to dry. This gets them nice and white.
Ribbon was re-used from Kinleys Easter Basket.
First step was to string my ribbon through the hole before I got carried away with my sand dollars.
The "r" had a curved edged to is so I glue it along the inner side of circle. While that sat I went ahead and placed my sand dollars to make sure I had enough, and how I wanted them to lay around.
Once I like where everything would be I started to glue. The tricky part is the way the bottom is flat and the top is curved everything going around was on a slight curve.
Some are layered on top. Each is so different just play with it until you like what you see.
Oh and they make a bit of a mess.
The finished product! Just need to get a hook!
Thanks!

2 comments:

  1. very beachy, Kenz! can't wait to read more crafty posts!

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