Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sand & Seashells Knock Off!

Love the look but hate the price?!

I think we all fall into that category!
We thought we would see what we could come up with that was budget savvy, easy and delivered results! We took our inspiration from these lovely ideas from PB, here and here!
So, what do you think?! 

 Love the look of shells, sand and candles together! We love it so much that we had all the supplies on hand! We must have been ahead of the home decor trend because we used the same tabletop decor {above} for a Luau party last year!
                                           Who knew?

Continuing on with seashell decorating!
We used our collection of flame less candles and shells to create a look similar to this one from PB, however our version was a lot more budget savvy and still gave a nice look! Our shells are not glued onto the candles since we use them so many other ways we did not want to be committed to that look.

Since we still had seashells left....
 and we still felt crafty we.....

Decorated our Easter tree branches on the mantel!
These branches have gotten a lot of use over the past several months! We hope we have inspired you to try a "knock off" of your own! Not only are they fun and cost friendly, you just might surprise yourself with how creative you really are and forget all about buying theirs! {maybe}

Do you have a "knock off " project you would like to share with us?! We would love to see what they are!
We would love to feature some of them!
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  1. So cute! I especially love the branches!

  2. Happy Mom day. I'm your newest follower. I love your beachy arrangements, especially the tree.

  3. Perfect summer decor! Great tutorial ;) We would ♥ for you to show this off at our link party!

    Lolly Jane

  4. I love beach themed decor! =) It just makes me happy! And I love anything that I can make that looks like its from a name brand store but cost me WAY less! Great job! I would love if you would like up to Make it for Less Mondays at
    Hope to see you there!

  5. Love you beach theme! I also have one but I am more simple, might need to use some of your ideas.

  6. Love it!! Shells make perfect candle holders!

  7. Very nice and creative use of the shells.
    Dropped in from Night owl crafting link up
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V
    ENT Surgeon and Avid Crafter

  8. Wow! Very creative and yet affordable DIY, eh. Love the look of these seashells. :)

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