Saturday, December 25, 2010

Make it your own Christmas!

For Christmas Day, I thought I'd bring you a thrifty idea of something to make: a seashell Christmas wreath.

Inspired by the wreaths in the windows of Cornish clothes store Seasalt, made out of mussel and scallop shells, this heart-shaped version is created out of corrugated cardboard and mussel shells picked up from the beach. It's practically free as the only other thing you need is a glue gun, which the Stickman kindly offered to operate (so, in effect, he more or less made this wreath for me!). Doesn't it look amazing? I love it.

I hope my Advent-calendar countdown to Christmas has given you lots of gift ideas for today – or a shopping list for the sales. And I hope my blog has helped you look stylish for less this year. Thank you so much for visiting, and for your comments and emails. It really is lovely to know what you think. In the meantime, I hope you've have a very merry Christmas x x x


  1. Cutest wreath I've seen this year!

  2. this is a beautiful wreath! And none of that horrible foam or holly & Ivy in sight. x

  3. Longer lasting too! Great idea, I want to make one too!x

  4. Oh my it's beautiful. I always collect the shells off the beach so I might have to try this xx

  5. Ahh, glad you all love the wreath as much as I do.

    The Stickman and I made a couple of these on Christmas Eve as Christmas gifts for our friends. They were a big hit. And, the best thing is, you can hang them up all year round, not just for Christmas.

    Need to collect some more shells now!

    Bargainista Fashionista x x x


  7. Super lovely blog!


  8. This is so adorable. I used to work in a shellfish bar and used to wonder why on earth people would ask us to collect shells for I know why!!! Very pretty.



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