Beach Cottage Coastal Craft ~ Nautical Beachy Place Cards
Wed 14th, Mar, 2012
G’day Beach Cottage sweet ladies, I hope all is well with you, we are enjoying lovely weather here in Sydney…at last…now are you ready for some coastal crafting?
It must be said, before we go on, I am not a huge crafter, mainly because I don’t have a whole lot of patience when things don’t go as planned…for me crafting has to be quick, simple and easy for someone with not too much talent in that department.
This then ticks all of those boxes muchly, plus, it throws in an easy way to get coastal style beach decor on your table, without spending much money.
I was asked recently by a lovely ex-Lurker reader if I had any ideas for place / name cards that would be a little bit country coastal without screaming beach theme.
I love using luggage tags….
…and just tie them on, they are easy to pick up, great on the budget, easy to write on and look great too…
…for a Beach Cottage look, I just hot-glued on some coastal bits and pieces, a few white shells and then every other one or so I used dried Statice (the flower that has been getting a lot of use around here lately)
You certainly wouldn’t need hot glue for this, I think about any glue would work, but I have a hot glue gun, I plugged it in and it was a done deal…too easy ;-)
I have the luggage labels in white too, you can pick them up in lots of places but I would avoid the boutique paper shops…best value are the dollar stores…
here I thought the name cards in white alongside everything else would be overkill, so went for the creamy manila colour, I also have these in a more natural
You can pick up large packs of shells too pretty cheaply (I look out for ones that are predominantly white, funny that), though some of these I collected from the beach (and gave a good wash)
I just tied them with string and then around the napkin
I think they are really pretty and work well if you want that kinda beachy decor, coastal style look but you just want a hint of it going on…who doesn’t love a shell and all the nautical / happy sunshine days connotations that come with finding one of those on your plate?
Too easy for a touch of coastal on your table…I think they turned out great!
I’ll call it a day here actually people, when I first sat down to do this post I had visions of this turning into a long long ramble about Tankerton the beach we used to frequent in Kent….boy I miss that place a lot…but I have a small boy here, who is hurting from something at school and he doesn’t need a mummy who is a blogger right now, he needs a mummy who is a mummy…that comes first
So I’ll be seeing ya around, yeah?