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Sunday, December 5, 2010

"Seaside Dreams" Garland With Tutorial

This “Seaside Dreams” garland was created for a friend of mine--Debbie at Love of the Sea. If you love the beach, then you’ll love visiting her blog!


I used coordinating paper in beige and light sage green with 2 separate patterns--one is striped and the other is a small plaid. It worked perfectly for a “beach-themed” piece. Click on each picture to see more detail.


If you’ve got an entire day to devote to making one, they’re really fun! Here are the directions.


  1. Cut out tags the size you would like (mine are large.) Back them with card stock.
  2. Choose and print out graphics that you want to use. (Mine were all done in sepia.)
  3. Decorate the tags and lay out the design. (This part is what takes the longest.)
  4. Punch a hole at the top of each tag and put ribbon through it. (I used beige organza.)
  5. Use clothespins to attach to long ribbon--you’re done! (I also added tulle fabric.)


A close up of the center tag.


Notice the tag on the far right--there is a small
glass bottle with sand in it, burlap, coffee-stained
cheesecloth, and a shell.


More tags


Here are some of my beach-themed Tussie Mussies.



Available in my Etsy shop.

I am linking this up to The Graphics Fairy

26 comments:

Donna said...

Wow! What a gorgeous garland! Debbie will just love it!!! I love the sepia tone, and the little bottle with the sand in it is just adorable! You are so sweet and thoughtful! And your tussie mussies, well they are just beyond stunning! Love, love, love!!

CandaceAshley said...

What a fun idea to do with photos! I just love garland and banners of any kind. Very creative, thanks for sharing!

A Vintage Chic said...

Wonderful tutorial, as usual, Cindy! Love your new Christmas blog look, too--so warm & beautiful!

I'd be honored for you to include me again--you're always so sweet to me!

Hope you have a most restful Sunday...

Julie

Donnie said...

Thanks for the tutorial Cindy. Your tussie mussies are lovely. Have a great day.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Cindy...I LOVE the beach...adn well, just about any body of water, really. This beach-themed garland was lov ely..and the choice of sepia was really good, too!!!! Have a great week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Roselle said...

Oh I am in BEACH love :) Soooo pretty. Maybe by the time summer comes I'll have time to play "all day" and make a garland! You crack me up! xo
Roselle

The Bear's Blog said...

This is a wonderful idea. I have pictures of my Mom & Dad when they were dating and went down the shore (New Jersey). This would be a wonderful way of displaying those photos.

Thank you, Cindy.

Hugs,
Joyce

Heaps of Blessings.

Barbara said...

Hi there Cindy! I just love your work! Let's say a little prayer that life is good to me 'cause I want to order some things from you in the next week or so. Your journals are amazing. What talent you have. I love the pictures of your house it's just gorgeous. I would love to have a house like that.

Hugs my friend,
Barbara

Love of the Sea said...

Cindy - oh my gosh - so beautiful. THANK YOU SO MUCH - now I can't wait to see this in person. This is so thoughtful...and the colors of sage green and beige - those are my colors. LOVE THEM. Thank you again - I can not wait to see this in person.

You are so talented. And generous and fantastic. This has made my Sunday!!!

Marydon said...

Cindy, these creations are just lovely & so easy to do, right? Your home decor is gorgeous.

Have a lovely winters eve ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Linda said...

This is so lovely, Cindy! I always love pieces about nature and natural elements~ just gorgeous!

Karen June Miller said...

This probably even means more to me because we're in the process of moving out of Long Beach, CA. to Idaho! I have so enjoyed the beach for 52 years of my life — my whole life! What a lovely post!

Karen
SoCal

Frenchy said...

This is so beautiful !!!! I saw your "Paris" creation ! SO gorgeous ! You are so inspiring !
Thank you so much for linking up to French Obsession !
Xo
Frenchy

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Cindy, This is such a great! Besides, I love garlands. TFS

Linda M. said...

Thanks for the tutorial Cindy. Great project. You know I love the sea/beach theme tussie mussie's too.

PetraB said...

Both garland and tussie mussie are adorable, love the theme. It reminds me so much of holidays and summer .... Thank you for the tutorial as well. Have a great Sankt Nikolaus day! xx

Tammara said...

Love the creativity of your banner! Your friend is going to be so thrilled with it.

littlethings1 said...

Sweet garland !!

She Uses Her Words said...

Beautiful garland Cindy! I love anything to do with the beach or sewing. We still have snow so I get to stay home and sew today! Yay!!!
xo, Karen

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Hello Cindy, I adore your garland, and your Tussie Mussies are works of art! Your home looks absolutely gorgeous, I'm looking forward to reading your blog. Thank you for your lovely message! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season.
Cheers, Andrea

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

neat garland with the photos and very unique, beautiful tussies!
Thanks for stopping by my blog,
julie

All That Glitters said...

Your home is gorgeous!!!!! Love all of your decor!

Fabric Art said...

So nice to hear from you, your garland is beautiful and the tutorial is great, your Tussie Mussies are wonderful, must be great to decorate your house with them.
Hugs Anni

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Oh how SWEET -- LOVE IT! Thank you for sharing. You never cease to inspire! Thank you so much for sharing on the boardwalk, Cindy!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

This is gorgeous Cindy, but it's making me wish I was someplace warm and beachy!!! haha
Sorry I'm so late getting over here, there just aren't enough days in the week to fit everything in!
Hugs,
Karen

Simply Debbie said...

BEAUTIFUL CINDY.
YOUR TUTORIAL IS SO CLEAR, ONE COULD NOT HELP BUT BE SUCCESSFUL AT THE ATTEMPT TO MAKE ONE...NOT OF CINDY QUALITY BUT OF MY WAY. YOU ARE BOTH FUNNY AND AWESOME.
I WOULD LOVE TO BE WALKING A LONG THE SHORE COLLECTING SHELLS AND SAND.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE