Check out our new Two Peas in A Pod Tutorial at CereusArt. We are getting ready for the holidays and this limpet shell Christmas tree is an easy, yet beautiful DIY project to do. The shells are so gorgeous, you’re going to want to make a bunch!
By now most of you have heard me talk about my BBB (Best Blogging Buddy). Way back in 2011, Dana, from CereusArt, was my first “like” and my first follower”. She’s been with me on this blogging journey ever since. We were even able to meet, in person, at a blogging conference last year. And she still likes me!! Ha!
Dana loves the beach and everything it represents. She owns an Etsy shop where she sells beach related items, and she also make her own handmade gift items. One of the my favorite items from her shop has been her starfish Santa ornaments. They are usually sports related… basketball, golf, etc.,
Well, a package arrived from her this week. I wasn’t expecting anything, so when I saw it was from Dana, I quickly tore open the box. It was one of her Santas! Holding a HAMMER!! Perfect for a DIY girl! 😀 Handmade gift with a hammer!!
I love, love, love it!! Thank you, Dana, my bestest BBB in the whole wide world!
Welcome to another tutorial from Two Peas in a Pod! Today’s how-to is a beach themed framed key holder. How many time have you wondered where your keys are! Place this by the door and you’ll have a place to hang your keys. This holder even says “please”. 😉
- Fabric of your choice
- Freezer paper
- Eye hooks
- Shells, starfish, embellishments
First, cut a piece of fabric and freezer paper 8 1/2 x 11 and iron together. (Shiny side up) I used PowerPoint to make my sign. Once I had the words in the fonts I liked, I put the fabric/freezer paper in the printer and printed it out.
After separating the fabric from the freezer paper, I laid the fabric down on an artist board (you can use cardboard if you have it) and hot glued the edges to the back of the board. I embellished the framed fabric with shells and small starfish from CereusArt. I arranged the shells in the shape of flowers, layering the starfish and then the small snail-shell on top.
Next I put a strip of painters tape across the bottom of the frame. I started at the center of the frame measuring out 2 inch increments for drill holes for the hooks.
Once I had the holes drilled, I removed the blue tape and screwed in the eye hooks. Added one more blue starfish, and it’s done!
I originally planned on printing with burlap, but I wanted to see if canvas would go through my printer with the freezer paper. It did, quite well, and I like how sharp the letters came out on the tightly woven fabric.
I had all the materials on hand, so this project cost nothing! Love that!! Hope you feel inspired!
Hello Peeps! Check out Two Peas in a Pod at CereusArt for another fun beach themed tutorial.
This time we are showing you how to make your own DIY Shell Topped Bottles. They are beautiful, and easy to make, with a removable cork to allow you to change your mind what to put inside!
Pop over to CereusArt to view the full Tutorial. Enjoy!
Below is the links to the previous tutorial links…
Fall is my favorite time of the year. But when it comes to Fall decorating indoors, I keep it simple.
To “embellish” the house this year, I made a couple of things, bought a couple of things from my favorite Etsy store, CereusArt, and used some decorations I already had on hand.
To make this creepy spider, I used a turquoise Christmas ornament, 4 pipe cleaners, some googly eyes and hot glue. All I did was take off the hanging part of the ornament, twisted the middle of 4 pipe cleaners together and glue the pipe cleaners to the top of the ornament where the hanging part goes. After putting the top back on, I hot glued the eyes on. The ornament I used had a top that I could bend out a bit, so it then covered the glued part of the pipe cleaners. Of course this guy had to be blue to match my decor. 😉
The spiderweb with the black starfish came from CereusArt as well. I picked up this little owl from Pier 1 for a few bucks.
The pumpkins and the leaf garland came from my Fall “stash”. I use these items to decorate the mantel. Very simple.
More mantel decor. The Fall mantel usually stays until Thanksgiving. I add pine cones and switch out the candles after Halloween.
The pumpkins were leftover from previous Falls. I took the stems of the top two pumpkins and then hot glued three pumpkins on top of each other. Black “boa” trim was used at the base of the candlesticks.
There you go. House of 34 Fall decorating for the inside. Very simple, very easy decorating ideas.
Are you a simple Fall decorator or do you go all out for Fall?