Summer is quickly approaching, as are daydreams of relaxing on the beach and smelling that sea air. Naturally, my thoughts turn to changing out the spring decor in our home to accents that beckon warm weather.
I love making my own decorations around my home, so I was excited to partner with Factory Direct Craft to create a project using their products.
Here's what you'll need:
10" Styrofoam Wreath | Spanish Moss | Hot Glue gun and glue sticks |Tacky Glue | Wide Ribbon or fabric | Seashells | Light Blue Raffia Ribbon | 3"x3" Mini Chalkboard | Scissors| Sandpaper (two colors/kinds for contrast) | Straight pins | clothesline rope or cord | Natural Palm Cone spirals | Paint Marker
First, I wrapped my Styrofoam wreath in wide ribbon, just to hide the white color.
shells that I got from Factory Direct Craft were only $1.49 for a small basket, and came with some lovely colors and patterns.
3x3 mini chalkboards (which by the way, are so adorable. I see so many possibilities in these, like for labeling party food, etc. And they have a variety of sizes and shapes) and a white Paint Pen to write "Beach" on the board.
blue raffia ribbon.
I must say that I was really impressed with the quality, variety and prices at Factory DirectCraft. I see many projects coming from their products in my future. I could easily lose a few hours browsing their website! They also have a fabulous blog with some inspiring ideas. Check it out, as well as their Twitter and Facebook pages.
Disclosure: I received sample product from Factory Direct Craft for review purposes. All opinions are my own.