Beach Cottage Tutorial Coastal Mason Jar Nautical Decor Craft
Thu 27th, Oct, 2011
I have a little Coastal Tutorial for you today…and easy way to get nautical….I have been wanting to change out my coffee table for a while…and get a tiny bit crafty at the same time…coastal crafting?
Hmmm, yep, sounds good.. So I often get emails asking how can I get nautical / coastal in my decorating together with a bit of vintage, and shabby and chic but without it getting too coastal/cheesy, especially when one is about a million miles from the sea?
Well, I think this is one of the ways to get nautical in your cottage….keep it simple with a nod to the coastal thing but add in what makes your cottage…you.
I guess that is the secret to any decorating though, nautical, coastal or not…just to get a look that suits you and makes you feel happy & comfortable at the end of the day when you plop down on the sofa ;-) For a nice bit of coastal tablescaping, you certainly do not need to spend a lot of money, in fact most can shop the house for this, or do it by thrifting.
You will need :
a couple of books
strips of fabric
So it’s pretty easy…
1. take your fabric and string and tie it around one or two of the bottles for texture
2. add sand and shells in layers to one of the mason jars
3. add shells/driftwoo to jars
4. add a couple of books to give some height and interest
5. throw in a flower for life
6. layer ‘em up baby
but there’s something missing?
a starfish ;-)
tips to success with decorating with shells I think is to use big ones together….it gives a bit nautical /coastal hit but without too much fussiness which sometimes happens if you try to display smaller shells
or gather the small ones up & clump together..
plus make interesting layers & textures….with different colours & shapes
texture is nautical gone rustic!
there’s always room for some lavender in my world…
So that’s what I’ve been up to this morning, pretty pleased with it too…love it when that happens OK ladies, see you tomorrow… Yours in coastal nautical and cottage things
check out Waterside Cottages by Barbara Jacksier here…the book with the beautiful jacket colour on my coffee table :-)