Umbrella Wreath for Cinco de Mayo Decor

Umbrella Wreath for Cinco de Mayo Decor

This is one of those projects that I have wanted to make for a very long time. I kept meaning to start it, but other projects kept cutting in line. I also never remembered to look for paper umbrellas for drinks when I was shopping. So, I finally buckled down the other day, hopped on Etsy, and purchased two boxes of vintage drink umbrellas. Now I could finally make an umbrella wreath to use as Cinco de Mayo decor and really, all summer long!

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Coastal Decorating with Beach in a Jar

Coastal Decorating with Beach in a Jar

Over the years, I’ve procured several blue ball mason jars, particularly those with air bubbles inside the glass. I’m such a sucker for old aqua jars with their vibrant color and crusty zinc lids. So, I decided to upcycle a few of my own into coastal decor or “Beach in a Jar” with seashells and beach treasures I had collected over the years.
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Driftwood Wreath for Coastal Decor this Summer

Driftwood Wreath for Coastal Decor this Summer

Up until 2009, I’d always lived near a shoreline- half my life along the shores of Lake Michigan, and half my life bouncing between the Gulf and the Atlantic in Florida. My fondest beach memories are those of the windswept, deserted beaches in Southwest Michigan that were filled with beach glass and pieces of driftwood. And to celebrate those memories, I decided to make a driftwood wreath for our front door this summer.

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Beach Themed Jewelry from a Vintage Pearl Necklace

Beach Themed Jewelry from a Vintage Pearl Necklace

The first time I saw my friend, Emily, after she had returned from a trip to France, she was wearing this amazing pearl necklace crafted from linen and pearls. It was positively gorgeous in person and I just fell in love on the spot. But, seeing as I couldn’t just jet off to France and buy one myself, I decided to DIY my own version. Wouldn’t it be a fun project to upcycle a vintage pearl necklace from the thrift store into beach themed jewelry like this?Read more ›