Miss Cayce's Christmas / Summer Decorating

Show Me Bright, Fun, Flip Flops and a pop of Black and White

Show Me Bright, Fun, Flip-Flops and a pop of Black and White

So bright you might need shades!

What says summer better than Flip Flops or (thongs as we called them in high school)?

I love color and I love, love black and white, and mixing together is triple love.

I also love to repurpose, reuse and recycle my decorating decor.

Hop on in...everyone is welcome!

Hop on in…everyone is welcome!

I took my Easter/Spring wreath, removed the easter focal points and eggs and now I have a great base for my summer flip-flop wreath.

Repurpose and reuse Easter/Spring wreath base

Repurpose and reuse Easter/Spring wreath base

Gather your ingredients:

wreath base

ribbon

flip-flops (Hobby Lobby) in assorted colors

Assorted wired ribbon in bright fun colors to coordinate with flip flops!

Assorted wired ribbon in bright fun colors to coordinate with flip-flops!

At $1.59 a pair, I bought extra to make some fun flip-flops with my granddaughter, Emma!

Next match up ribbon with flip-flops and cut in lengths, about 1 yd to 1 1/2 yds.

 1 Pink flip flop tied with orange paisley wired ribbon.

1 Pink flip-flop tied with orange paisley wired ribbon.

Take length of ribbon and tie onto wreath base

Take length of ribbon and tie onto wreath base

Ribbon tied on ready to add 2nd flip flop

Ribbon tied on ready to add 2nd flip-flop

2nd flip flop tied on

2nd flip-flop tied on

Now continue the process of cutting length of ribbon and tying onto 1st flip-flop till all are complete.

P1050411 P1050412Now attach additional pairs of flip-flops to your wreath base. I chose to stagger the pairs and hung last pair lower on bottom of wreath.

3 pairs of flip flops tied on to wreath base

3 pairs of flip-flops tied on to wreath base

Final pair of flip flops tied on

Final pair of flip-flops tied on

Burlap wired ribbon will add the finishing touch!

Burlap wired ribbon will add the finishing touch!

Now I can flip flop into summer entertaining!

Now I can flip-flop into summer entertaining!

I love the whimsical relaxed look of this wreath!

So I think I will put on my thongs…Flip-flops and head to the pool for some sun!

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

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Show Me Summer Time Seashells and Celebrations

Show Me Summer Time Seashells and Celebrations

Show Me Sells Seashells by the Seashore….or should I say decorates with seashells…..

Summertime brings on lazy days, boat outings on the lake, travel, walks on the beach, family reunions and weddings!

I have two ideas involving seashells, flip flops, wreaths and the all important ingredient….. Ribbon

We recently set sail on the Carnival cruise ship the Magic! What an incredible trip with our daughter Rebecca and her best friend of all times to celebrate their 15th birthday’s!

Jena and Rebecca celebrated their birthday's with a dolphin ride in Cozumel, Mexico

Jena and Rebecca celebrated their birthday’s with a dolphin ride in Cozumel, Mexico

We love the sand, the sea and the beautiful blue of the Caribbean water!

Maya Key, Isla Roatan Honduras

Maya Key, Isla Roatan Honduras

While on our trip I collected a few seashells, rocks and coral that had washed up on the shore. Since this is a favorite of mine I have a glass jar in my bathroom filled from many of our trips. However it was full and while shopping at Hobby Lobby I spotted 50% off glass jars with lids and snagged one! It is perfect and as you can see and it still has plenty of room for more shells so I can take more trips!

Seashells Show off in a Glass Jar

Seashells Show off in a Glass Jar

Now I love decor that can do double duty, and since our son Will recently proposed and Susan accepted I have wedding planning on my mind.

Will and Susan

Will and Susan

We have been discussing parties, engagement celebrations, wedding decorations and reception centerpieces and I had an

ah ha moment!

I could dress up this glass jar for a warm, inviting, summertime engagement celebration!

The theme is established: seaside

List of ingredients:

Glass Jar: Hobby Lobby

Seashells collected or purchased at craft stores

Wreath

Ribbon

Ribbon selection and twister grass wreath

Ribbon selection and twister grass wreath

I have a choice to go with a more rustic elegant look, touch of burlap, more mono chromatic or bright, fun with a touch of black and white!!

Who wants to see both?

1st option: Rustic Elegance

Glass Jar with twister grass wreath

Glass Jar with twister grass wreath

Closeup,rustic elegant seaside centerpiece

Closeup,rustic elegant seaside centerpiece

Glass jar and twister grass wreath ready for ribbon

Glass jar and twister grass wreath ready for ribbon

Burlap wired ribbon with a Caribbean blue edge is perfect!

Burlap wired ribbon with a Caribbean blue edge is perfect!

Tie bow and add a longer tail to work around the wreath

Tie bow and add a longer tail to work around the wreath

Simple, classic, rustic elegance

Simple, classic, rustic elegance

Great centerpiece for a beach party

Great centerpiece for a beach party

Wired ribbon bow, burlap with turquoise blue edge

Wired ribbon bow, burlap with turquoise blue edge

I want to add a table runner to extend the centerpiece down the middle of my table, there are several options: purchase a table runner to coordinate, use a length of material or mesh. I think I will opt for the mesh because it is light and breezy!

I need to add a welcoming front door piece and the Glory Haus Happily Ever After burlee is it,

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Just add a bow to coordinate and create a great 1st impression for your guest! (gift to the engaged couple to decorate their new home!)and personalize with wedding date!

Next post…..Option 2: Bright Fun with a touch of Black and White!

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

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