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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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


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

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


  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!

  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!

  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.

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

  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!
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    I hope you have a great week!

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

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


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

  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!

  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!

  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

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

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


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