Simple Summer Centerpiece + Blog Hop

Simple Summer Centerpiece + Blog Hop
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The last week of school is here and it’s full of class parties, field days, and finals! We are all ready to have some fun in the sun!

For the next two weeks I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers who will be sharing some fabulous summer crafts, recipes, decorating ideas and so much more.

Fun in the sun summer blog hopMy in-laws are about to arrive for a visit, then we’ll head to the beach for a vacation. I wanted to have a nice dinner and a pretty tablescape for them, but I don’t have a lot of time to fuss over the decor. So I thought I’d share with you this super fast and Simple Summer Centerpiece. It’s perfect for casual summer dining.

Simple Summer Centerpiece + Sisal Votives

To make this Simple Summer Centerpiece you will need the following items:

Step 1) Fill the bottom of a vase with clean shells.

Simple Summer Centerpiece

Step 2) Wrap neck of vase with sisal rope and secure in a few places with hot glue.

Simple Summer Centerpiece

Step 3) Fill with water and flowers.

When you add the water the shells will look twice a big!
Simple Summer Centerpiece + Sisal Votives

To make the Summer Sisal Votives, wrap the lower 1/3 of a clean mason jar with sisal rope and secure with hot glue. Decorate the rope with a shell, hot glued on. Fill jar 1/2 full with sand and insert a votive candle in the sand.

Simple Summer Centerpiece

Simple Summer Centerpiece + Sisal Votives

I love how quick and easy this was to make and super inexpensive because the flowers came from my hydrangea bushes. The Simple Summer Centerpiece is displayed on my faux etched glass table on the deck. Won’t dinner be lovely outside?

Simple Summer Centerpiece + Sisal Votives

Later this month on Thursday June 27th we are wrapping up the blog hop with a huge link party and giveaway.

Fun in the sun summer linky party and giveaway

Check out all the stops along the hop for some amazing projects! Here are a few sneak peeks:

Monday Stop 1- My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

 Diy Tissue Paper Lantern
Tuesday Stop 2- Me! Sand & Sisal
Wednesday Stop 3- Fox Hollow Cottage

Flip flop summer wreath
Stop 4- Adventures in Decorating
Stop 5- Setting for Four
Stop 6- Debbiedoo’s
Stop 7- French Country Cottage
Stop 8- Cupcakes and Crinoline
Stop 9- Domestically Speaking
Stop 10- At the Picket Fence
Stop 11- Yellow Bliss Road
Stop 12- JoJo and Eloise
Stop 13 –DIY Show Off


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  1. That is so simple and so great! I have so many shells from years of vacation, now I know what I can do with some of them. Love the etched table!


  2. It’s beautiful, Kim! I love the colors and, of course, that you added nautical elements (my fave). Thank you for sharing and for the easy-to-follow tutorial, too! *Becca*

  3. Looks beautiful, Kim! Simple and elegant–just right! Aren’t you glad it’s finally hydrangea season? 🙂

  4. So pretty Kim! You do casual-coastal so well. It looks relaxed, charming and cute as can be all rolled into one. Plus, I love just about anything you can do with a glue gun!! LOL 🙂

    PS: The table top looks really cute too, love that etched design!!

  5. Pretty, pretty. See I brought out the shells, cut the hydrangea flowers… but it took you to tell me to out them together! Luv it!
    Hugs, Gee

  6. Beautiful centerpiece, Kim!! I have never seen that concept of putting the shells in the vase water but it is so very pretty.

  7. Love these, Kim! Pinning to show in an upcoming outdoor entertaining post! Happy last week of school. 🙂
    xo Heidi

  8. Super cute and love the added sisal roping:)

  9. So beautiful Kim! I love the touch of rope for a summery feel! I have lots of shells from Virginia Beach I can use to make this project too! Shared and Pinned!

  10. Love it all! Wanted to go through those I’ve never visited and clicked on stop 11 but it’s the wrong link. Thought you might want to know.

  11. Such a beautiful setting. Love the simplicity of the rope twine, yet making such creating such a coastal vibe. Very pretty! Pinning:)

  12. It’s beautiful Kim! I love the coastal vibe.

  13. It is just gorgeous Kim! Love the shells at the bottom! Have a fabulous time with your in-laws and the beach! So happy to be hosting the party with you.

  14. This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE everything about it 🙂 I am a HUGE Hydrangea fan..I have FAKE one’s all over my house. LOL!!! So fun Partying with you, FB-ing and Pinning!!
    Have a Beautiful summer!

  15. So gorgeous~ I love the mix of the hydrangeas with the shells- soo pretty!!

  16. Wow!!! This is my kind of table decoration……simple yet elegant. Way to go, Kim!

  17. Peggy Morris says:

    Love this centerpiece and look forward to more this summer. I need ideas for my home badly!


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