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My DIY Beach Themed Christmas

My main living area is decorated in a Beach theme and I’ve always wanted to do a tree that would match the rest of the room (thanks to Esty and Pinterest for giving me the ideas) however whenever I was looking over the years I wasn’t able to find anything (shells, starfish etc) at craft stores or dollar stores. So I went with my backup plan Snowman themed tree.

My luck finally changed earlier this year (YAY!) and I picked up four different bags of shells (didn’t know how many I’d need/how big my tree would be), 5 starfish and a bunch of ribbon. Spent one afternoon cutting the ribbon to the lengths I wanted and going though and picking out all the shells I wanted on the tree and hot gluing the ribbon to those shells. Any of the shells I didn’t use on my tree are on display in a bowl on my coffee table.

Do you have a themed tree?
Single Coloured or Multi lights or White lights on a tree?

DYI Halloween Decorations – Ghosts

For the last 14-15 years I’ve been doing a haunted front yard displays nothing to gory but something that all kids in my area would enjoy and living in a area that does see a lot of rain and wind this time of year, I wanted all my decorations to be able to handle our weather as well last more then a season or two, all of the props I created when I first started are still being used today. Just like this Ghost.

Recently a family friend asked me if I could create them one, so I did

Halloween Ghost

Things you need:

1 White Plastic Table Cloth (from the dollar store)
For the Head use a A White Plastic bag filled with other plastic bags or A Large Foam Ball or A White Balloon
Scissors
4 rubber bands or one thick one
String or Ribbon
A Marker – to draw on the eyes

* This craft takes about 5 minutes to do – I uploaded a “how to” on pinterest