How to Make Sand Dollar Garland

Pottery Barn had a beautiful sand dollar garland 
hanging over one of their headboards.


Here is how I made my own version...

I started with some starfish and sand dollars from The Christmas Tree Shop. They are not real but you can not tell, even close up!



I began by tying them onto a length of waxed twine.




When I got them all on the length of twine...



I added coral between each piece...

Then I hung the garland below my fireplace mantel.



See how to make the seashell candlesticks.


I think mine came out just as good as theirs!



 I Love Summer!


And when I'm finished with it...
I'm going to hang it over the science table in my classroom!

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Comments

  1. I love your garland...very simple and yet very beautiful. Oh...love your rock fireplace too! Lesa

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  2. i do so miss having a christmas tree shop nearby...your handmade garland is lovely!

    alison

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  3. I love this idea. There is nothing so beautiful as a perfect sand dollar. I wish I lived near the beach so I could pull off beach themed decorations. Lucky you!

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  4. OK, that is gorgeous! We'll be hitting the waters this weekend and I'll get my son to find me some sand dollars so I can make this too - thank you!

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  5. This is a very nice accent piece. I'm kicking myself for not remembering to grab a basket full of sand dollars I saw at an estate sale. I got distracted with my other finds, and forgot to ask about them.

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  6. Susan, your summer beachy garland is fantastic! I think our class room needs a garland too.

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  7. Hi there- found you through the hop and am a new follower. Great job! Next week I'm posting my seashell garland. Great minds!
    I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by http://withoutcomplexities.blogspot.com

    I hope you have a great week!

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  8. so pretty! Thanks for linking up and sharing!

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  9. Cute! I've been looking for something like this for my guest bedroom! This turned out great!

    ~Jessa
    www.jessajill.blogspot.com

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  10. Lovely! Such a simple and elegant garland. Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. Lovely! We had a trip to the beach earlier this month and I found a little bit of a sand dollar (a relatively whole bit).

    This is the second time today 've heard of something awesome from this Christmas Tree place. I must find one!

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  12. I made a felt sand dollar garland earlier this summer, but I really like the au natural look! I may have to do this for my boyfriend's boat/beach themed office!

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  13. I like yours better too Susan...great job...I think I'll be making one of these too....we are at the beach so I may use some of my daughters finds to make it...thx for sharing....come on over and visit...Mariaelena

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  14. That turned out wonderful! I love the coral. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  15. That is so inspiring!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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