Friday, June 1, 2012

Just Beachy!


Are you enjoying our "Earth Friendly Friday" segment so far? Our design team is so creative & thrifty! I can't believe we didn't think of this sooner! 

Today, I wanted to share a little home decor piece that I made. We have a little store here that I like to call the "junk store." It's not really a thrift store, but more like a second-hand store that gets their items from retail stores. Do you ever wonder where retail stores send their damaged items that might still be functional or their out of season items that didn't sell? Well, now you know! 


I found this wooden wreath recently at the "junk store." Like they say, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." That couldn't be more true! My husband and I really enjoy shopping for items that we can fix up and make beautiful again. 

I'm a beachy kind of gal. I would rather be laying on the beach than doing anything else. I love the smell of the ocean, the sound of the waves, and the whole atmosphere around the ocean. I always love to collect shells and bring them home with me. They usually sit on a little stand that I have until I find something to do with them. Well, I decided that they would be perfect added to this pitiful little wreath! 


With a little bit of "Fresh," this wreath like new!  I added the beautiful patterned paper to some chipboard banner shapes from Basically Bare, and then added some twine to tie them on the wreath.


Do you have an old wreath laying around that could use some touch ups? Go grab some seashells, some pretty papers from our "Fresh" collection, and you're ready to decorate your home for summer!


Products Used:
Authentique: Fresh- 12x12 Paper: Pure, Clear, Light, Clean; Details 12x12 Stickers
Basically Bare: Pennants-Large
May Arts: NE04, 392-58-09
Recycled Items: Wreath, Seashells

15 comments:

  1. Oh my, Emily!!! This is beautiful!!!!!!! I am definitely scrap-lifting this!

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  2. Emily!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this! Fabulous idea and great use of the Fresh collection and oh so Earth friendly as well!

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  3. this is WONDERFUL!! Not so paper artsy but much more natural and beautiful :) Great job!

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  4. Emily! I LOVE this wreath!! Im a beach girl through and through also and this wreath speaks to me. Super cute

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  5. Love those "trash" finds! Wonderful treasure you have created! Great details!!

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  6. This is FABULOUS! WOW, what a wonderful idea...I LOVE Earth Friendly Fridays!

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  7. I am going to scraplift this for my beach room in my house. It is so stinking cute!

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