Beachy Summer Wreath with David Tutera Casual Elegance #ad

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Disclosure - I wrote this post as part of a sponsored campaign for Darice and Blueprint Social. All opinions on this awesome product line from David Tutera are 100% my own

I am super excited to share with you my fun new beachy summer wreath! With the Independence Day holiday over, I was looking for something to decorate my living room for the rest of summer...and this wreath that I used with items from the David Tutera Casual Elegance Collection--is perfect!

Want to know how I made it? 

Have you heard of David Tutera? The famous wedding planner has just introduced a new line of decorating tools called the David Tutera Casual Elegance Collection…and I must say that I love it! It includes such materials as burlap, jute, kraft paper, lace, and rustic tin. It’s merchandized under bridal, but even though I am certainly not planning a wedding (thank goodness), I can see a world of possibilities in this line. I can see items from Casual Elegance being used for a tea party for my kids, for decorating for casual get togethers over the summer, or even for shabby chic décor. In fact, when you see this line, you may be a bit amazed…the possibilities are truly endless. I am pretty sure that you are going to see some more from this line from me in future projects! But since I received my box full of David Tutera Casual Elegance products right before I went to the beach, I decided that I would create some beachy décor for my house…you know, because I miss the beach!

Did you see my reveal video on instagram showcasing some of the items I received? I was super excited! (What? You didn't know I am on instagram? You can find me at @architectureofamom)

And here are some of the products I gravitated toward to make my beachy décor:

Doesn't that window pane jute ribbon look like fishing net?

Here’s what I used for this project:
A grapevine wreath
Various sea shells
Spray paint in royal blue and silver
David Tutera Burlap Flowers with Button Centers
Hot glue

In my house, the soft, pastel colors often associate with the beach just wouldn’t go (I have a red couch—gotta work with what you’ve got!). So I decided to go with a deep blue and silver color scheme. I love how the David Tutera products are neutral and go with many different colors—and I think that they really “popped” against the deep blue. So here’s how you make the wreath: Spray paint the shells silver and the wreath blue. You’re probably looking at least 6 thin coats of paint on the wreath, just to get good coverage on all those nooks and crannies. The sea shells were much easier to paint.

Once all the paint was dry, I started to arrange my ribbon, flowers and seashells to my liking. Since pretty much everything is organic in this project, keep in mind that you may need to adjust the design to get the look you want. I took 12 to 18 inches of the jute window pane ribbon and wrapped it around one portion of the wreath. 

Two things I absolutely love about this ribbon: it has wire in the edges so that it holds into place with no adhesive—and it looks exactly likes fishing net! This product was one of the reasons I gravitated toward a beachy theme!

Then I inserted a flower into the wreath, using the wire stem to attach it. After doing a dry run of the arrangement, I used my glue gun to attach the sea shells, and then I attached another flower by twisting the stem through the wreath. Part one of the decoration was done!

But I wanted to add another section of ribbon stretched across the top of the wreath opening like a banner…sort of like fishing nets stretched out to dry. So I took a longer piece of the windowpane ribbon and draped it across the top and then wrapped it once around each side of the wreath. I then curled the ribbon—I loved how well it held its shape!

Then I attached more shells and flowers using the same method as before! Remember to do a dry run before you glue everything down.

I love how this turned out! It's a little taste of the beach at home for me!

Do you want to learn more about David Tutera Casual Elegance? It is available exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. If you want inspiration how to use this awesome line, check it out on social media:


Another place for inspiration using this line of products is other bloggers who are putting their own spin on things over the next couple of weeks. Check them out below:

If you're curious, I used the tin buckets and the twine for another project that you can find here.

Architecture of a Mom Signature

Disclosure - I wrote this post as part of a sponsored campaign for Darice and Blueprint Social. All opinions on this awesome product line from David Tutera are 100% my own.

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