I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!


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George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Friday, August 4, 2017

"Under the Sea" Ornaments, Part 3


In this post, I will be sharing the last of the ornaments that I made for my Summer "Under the Sea" Tree!!!!

In Part 1, I shared these ornaments that I made from shells thaat my neighbor collected while she lived in Miami in the Winters............
 Click HERE if you missed that post........

In Part 2, I shared these ornaments that I made.......
 Click HERE if you missed that post!!

In this post, I will be sharing the last of the ornaments that I made to decorate the 6 foot White Tree that sits in a corner of our Living Room for the Summer.......

Joe bought these ornaments several years ago in Burlington on Clearance after Christmas.....
 I had plans of doing a Summer Tree after I took down my Patriotic decorations in July using aqua ornaments for several years now......

I was going to put these on the Tree as is until I saw this photo on Pinterest......
I already had the netting from making several Beach wreaths when I was selling crafts so I decided to do my own take on these ornaments......
I gathered the netting around the top of the ornaments......
And wove ribbon through the netting to secure it tying it into a bow and then glued small shells to the ribbon!!
 Last year, I picked up several of the clear ornaments that you can fill with whatever you what on Clearance after Christmas in Big Lot's and Michael's..........
 I filled them with small shells.......
Made bows for the tops of the ornaments using peach and aqua ribbon and twine.......
Then glued small shells to the ribbon......
And last, I ordered a dozen of wooden Sea Horse Cut Outs on Amazon.......
I painted them aqua........
I then glued small shells onto the tail section.....
Along with silver and gold trim bought n the Dollar Bins at Micheal's.........
Vintage earrings from my costume jewelry stash......
And beads and earrings for eyes!!!
I them glittered the finished ornaments.........
 In my next post, I will be revealing my Summer "Under the Sea" Tree decorated with nothing but the ornaments I made....no store bought ornaments which is a first for me!!

And No, I am not going to give you a sneak peak.......
So I hope you will be back to visit again when I reveal my Summer "Under the Sea" Tree!!!
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  1. I didn't realize you had a summer tree: I thought maybe you were making crafts to sell; I'm working on stuff for our church bazaar. You sure lucked out on that shell collection! I put a bit of play/craft sand in a clear ball, add a bunch of shells (usually one has a tiny pearl glued in it), sometimes a metal charm (like a seahorse or starfish), a piece os seaweed, driftwood, etc. It's a great soveneir of a Maine beach. Shaking them to change the scene is addictive;like playing with a snowglobe!

    1. Kathy,
      Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!!
      I could not find any other way to get in touch with you so I am responding here..

  2. I love all your seaside themed ornaments! As a sailor I love sailor-y decorations. I have several sailboat ones and a few glass float ones. Thanks for dropping by my blog.. and your comment!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. The nets are a cool beachy look for summer. Great idea to fill those bulbs with all the little shells that is so pretty and Love the way you decorated the seahorses!

  4. OMGoodness, Debbie, your ornaments are beautiful! I don't know where you find the time to do all this!!! If you could sell your ornaments at a store at the shore, you could make a mint! have you ever looked into this?

  5. Your Under the Sea tree is going to be one of a kind Debbie. It must have taken you forever to make all of the gorgeous ornaments. A true labor of love, you're very talented my friend

  6. These are so pretty!! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  7. These are great and so creative Debbie. I can wait to see you use them on your under the sea tree :) Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays.

  8. How fun! This is right up my alley since I'm looking to do a tropical/beach inspired Christmas tree this year :-)

  9. I love all of your under the sea ornaments and I'm thinking the tree they decorate may be your best yet ;) Thanks for sharing @ Vintage Charm!

  10. Debbie, I don't know how you find the time to do all that you do! this si going to be such a fun summer tree! Thanks for sharing themw ith SYC.

  11. Debbie, Your ornaments turned out beautifully! I'll be featuring them at Saturday's Snickerdoodle Party! Can't wait to see it all come together on another one of your fabulous trees! Hope all is well with you! Take care of you and Joe!

  12. Adorable ornaments, Debbie! You sure put your creative talents to work and the results are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  13. What a creative way to use seashells! I have a drawer full of them and just never know what I could do with them. Thanks for the inspiration!


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