Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Kim Gaughan's: Sea Shells
She sells sea shells by the sea shore! Ok, not really but Kim Gaughan's sea shell love, has sparked her creativity for not one, but 3 projects! Check them out!
Today I have not 1, not 2, but 3 home decor projects to show you. I love being able to change the decor in my house for different seasons/holidays, and my eCraft makes it so easy to do!
Using my eCraft, I cut out a shell svg in vellum and cardstock. See below how I used these shells in all 3 projects!
eCraft Shop Pro
SVG Cuts - Wet N Wild SVG Kit (shell top and bottom cut out at 2 inches wide)
Vellum - light blue
Cardstock - We R Memory Keepers
other supplies used:
2 glass votive holders
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Tape - Removable
Battery Operated Tea Lights
Sticker and Cardstock (Authentique - Fresh Collection)
First, in eCraftShop Pro I imported the Shell Top (from SVG Cuts Wet N Wild SVG Kit) at 2 inches wide and cut out a bunch of them in cardstock with my eCraft. Then I imported the Shell bottom (from SVG Cuts Wet N Wild SVG Kit) at 2 inches wide and cut out a bunch of them in blue vellum. For the vellum I used a cardstock stabilizer and a pressure setting of 1, tabs at D1 W1. (I used 8 shells all together for the tea light holders, 2 on the seashell holder, and 23 on the Shell mini light hanging.)
Shell Tea Light Holders
For this project, I braided some bakers twine and tied it around the bottom of the glass votive holder. Then I took 4 of the shells I cut out and adhered one to each side of the glass votive.
I used a little bit of removable tape on the back of the shell, this way after the summer season is over I won't have a hard time getting the shell off of the glass when I re-use the glass holders for another project.
Place a battery operated tea light inside and your decor is ready to use!
I took a strawberry basket and tied some twine around it. Then I placed two of the shell svgs on the front of it using pop dots. The sign on the back of the holder is a sticker (by Authentique's Fresh Collection) that I placed onto cardstock and cut out with scissors. I took a wooden skewer and cut off the pointy end and then cut the skewer in half. I wrapped twine around the two pieces, adhered it to the sticker, placed it into the basket and filled it in with shells.
I took 6 pieces of bakers twine the length of my lights and tied them together. Then I added the shells onto the bakers twine using a little bit of adhesive (tape) on the back top of the shell (Where you can see the cardstock through the vellum.) My lights were already hanging so all I did was weave the stringed shells around the lights making sure the vellum/cardstock shells are not actually touching the lights.
I hope you enjoyed these 3 fun summer projects! If you have any questions please ask below.