Last Saturday, Handsome Hubby and I had lots of errands to run, including a trip to the OC Swap Meet. I found a vendor there who (among other things) sells all sorts of fabulous shells and coral at great prices!
I have made “faux” coral and “faux” starfish out of salt dough, and Beth from Home Stories A to Z has a great trick for making turning items from the Walmart pet department into coastal decor, but real coral can be very expensive, and I hadn’t found any at a reasonable price… that changed on Saturday! Yay!
Look at what I scored for about $20 bucks!
The big bag of shells was $5 and had big bits of coral in it too. Look how much was in there! I just figured out that you can still create a big impact with coral by just grouping the little pieces together.
I had fun arranging my new treasures on my Beachy Bookcase. The real thing, store bought replicas and homemade fakes all work together to create a coastal look.
Fun, easy and inexpensive!
Patricia Fransen says
I Large piecde of coral simialare like you have on your display. I want to ake it into small lpieces and glue very small auger or sea shells to it as an accent to my sea shell wreaths I make that has fecome quite popuar in fort myers fl whre I live.
i’m looking on how to devide it up into smaller pieces since it will be on a grapevine wreath.