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  1. I always LOVE your tutorials, Lora, and since I live in Florida, this shell wreath is a perfect DIY for me!
    Don’t forget to join us over at the Creative Crafts Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday.
    Followed and Pinned!
    Creatively, Beth

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I didn’t realize you lived in FLA, Beth! I will certainly have to pop over and include it in your party; thanks for the invite!

  2. Susan Filtrante says:

    Glue strings made me chuckle. I remember doing crafts with my 6 year old daughter. She called them “Glue Boogers!”

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad it inspired cute memories, Susan!

  3. Lora, your seashell wreath is lovely! I am so excited to feature it at this week’s Tuesday Turn About link party. Thank you so much for sharing!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I appreciate that, Lynne; thank you!

  4. This is so perfect for me right now. I was just looking for some ideas to use my over abundant supply of shells for. Your creation is just perfect. At the same time, we are about to go on an Alaskan cruise in a few weeks and love your post card idea!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad it was good timing, Dana. Have a wonderful trip; you’ll love it!

  5. Such a lovely keepsake you have created, Lora! I love the variety of shells you used. The colors and textures in your wreath are so beautiful. It is always fun to hop with you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, seashells are so beautiful; I could look at the details all day. Thanks, Lynne!

  6. Lora, I love your seashell wreath! It turned out great!! Isn’t it wonderful to see these shells again and remember those trips? Just lovely and perfect for summer!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, Barb, I remember how excited my then little kids were to find each one;)

  7. This is awesome. I love it. You are so creative, my friend.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      It’s nice on a hot day to sit in the A/C and just create;)

  8. This turned out so amazing Lora! I’m kicking myself that I got rid of my buckets of shells when we moved! I love the full look and how you used such a variety! Something to enjoy for years to come!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      That always happens to me, Cindy-just when I decide to get rid of something, I see an idea I wanted it for!

  9. Very unusual but beautiful, thank you for this post. It is a wonderful way to use what is picked up from trips.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marlene! I love the combination of beauty and sentiment in decorating:)

  10. Lora, your seashell wreath is so pretty! I made one years ago, and I really mean years ago with the shells we picked up on our honeymoon. I love that some of yours have dates. Melts my heart!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m so glad you made something with them, Michelle! You were way ahead of me. Yes, I love the little notes on a few of them;)

  11. Your seashell wreath is so pretty and perfect for summer! You have quite a large collection and this was a great project to use your lovely shells.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I still have so many more, yes! Now my brain’s thinking on more ways I can create with them:)

  12. Cindy@CountyRoad407 says:

    I’ve never really looked at sea shells so closely before. I love the colors and intricate designs on them. Was it heavy? Looks fantastic but heavy. Anyway, love what you’ve done. Great job! pinned

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, I figured it was going to be pretty heavy; that’s why I put a strong hanger on it. Yes, the variety and coloration are so beautiful on each one; God’s handiwork, indeed!

  13. Wow, you do have a huge collection of seashells. I love your wreath. It is stunning. Great tutorial too.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marty! Yes, several trips-worth and maybe a couple church sales-worth;)

  14. I LOVE it, Lora!! What a fun way to use all of those seashells!! That sand dollar right on the front is perfection. I feel like I can’t sit still on the beach because I always want to be looking for pretty shells 🙂 Pinned!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I have a hard time sitting still on the beach, too, Rachel-I get too hot. I only had 1 sand dollar, so it needed a center spot, for sure:)

  15. For me the beaches and water are pretty to look at and gather shells but that’s about the extent of it. I’m not the kind that can go to the beach for vacations, I’m more of a mountain person who loves the rivers. Seashells however, are awesome! I’ve collected many myself as a child and a mother of three. I absolutely love what you did with your shells! Your wreath is beautiful and looks to be manageable. Like so many I’ve seen are so big they usually end up taken down never to be seen again..lol…yours looks just the right size and I just love it!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m with you, Shirley-I much prefer big forests and rivers-more to look at, I think. I get hot baking in the sun at beaches and get a little bored;) Seashell hunting is fun, though, especially when you can do it with kids! So glad we can enjoy this sentimental wreath and enjoy the memories!

  16. Lora, your wreath is stunning. You certainly have the eye. I love how full you made it and that your shells are up and down—some showing their bellies and some showing their backs.

    It’s high-end, not touristy at all!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Diane; I appreciate that! High-end, yet handcrafted sounds perfect:)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, enjoy them in your home decor! Thanks, Laura:)