Taking a Little Breather — Repurposing Fairfield Beach’s Finest Shells

Use up your Fairfield Beach shells by making a wreath. Photo: TwoFrugalFairfielders

No, we don’t pretend to be Martha Stewart! But, we are inspired by the wonderful handmade wreaths and other front door decorations that we see on homes as we pass by them on the way to the Fairfield marina and beaches. We hope this will spark some ideas on what to do with your collections of shells that may be gathering dust in a bowl in your own home.

During our well-deserved break today from work, we did manage to use up most of the hundred or so shells collected from our jaunts over the years to Fairfield beaches. Grapevine wreath–$3.99 from craft store, glue gun, an hour, assortment of shells, and we were done.  But we do need to buy our silk ribbon in order to hang it up.

(It beats paying $30-$40 and up for a similar item from a catalogue or store.)

Note: The starfish are fake from The Christmas Tree Shop–they were gathering dust on the porch!