Sea Shell Wreaths

seashellwreath Seashell wreaths are another simple DIY project. I have a large collection of seashells from when I lived at the beach that I thought I would use to make seashell wreaths. I bought a couple of these wreaths at the dollar tree and simply hot glued seashells to it. I made one for my mom and one for a friend. They both live at the beach so seashell wreaths will be appropriate for their homes.

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Step 1

First you will need to gather your materials. You need seashells. If you can collect the shells, great. If not, Amazon has a pretty good source; 200 piece seashell mix. You need a wreath or wreaths. I haven’t found the wreaths I bought at the Dollar store in ages. Plus they weren’t that great. I saw these wreaths on my favorite spot Amazon, 10″ Grapevine Wreaths (3 pack) for $11.99. I love the darker brown color. I also used sea glass that can also be purchased on Amazon here. You will need a hot glue gun to glue the seashells and sea glass to the wreath. Obviously you do not have to purchase anything from Amazon. They will sell all these things at craft stores.

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Step 2

Secondly, attach some sort of ribbon through one of the branches of the wreath for hanging purposes. Lastly, hang your wreath on a door or wall or over a mirror or wherever you choose.

This is how the first one came out. I only put the seashells on the face of the wreath, not on the inside or outside.

IMG_5657 This is the second wreath I made. I put a few more seashells around the outside and inside of the wreath. I like the way this one came out.

IMG_5649 You can’t mess these up. First, I glued seashells all over the wreath. Then I went back and filled in the open spaces with smaller seashells and sea glass.

IMG_5663 It’s not perfect which is what I like. And each one you make is unique.

shell1 There you go- a simple seashell wreath you can make for yourself or a friend. It’s very easy!

If you like seashells, there are two other seashell projects on my blog that you might like. I have a repurposed book-end into a seashell door stopper and driftwood crosses.

 

Comments

  1. Your wreath turned out pretty! I love collecting & having sea shells & I jars of them.

  2. JaneEllen says:

    I don’ t live near the beach but I love shells, will be making one of these. If I keep saving your posts I will be very busy for long time. You’re pretty inspiring. Glad I found your blog.

    • Thank you so much. I’m so glad I’ve inspired someone! Haha! All my projects are very basic which makes them fun to do. Thanks again. 🙂

  3. I love the addition of sea glass!

  4. Cute project. Found you on Monday Funday. I’d love to try this with my girls this summer.

  5. Really cute wreath! I think I have some shells around here some where… 🙂

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  6. What a pretty wreath! I never would’ve thought of doing that with all the seashells I have. By the way, I found you over at the Friday Favs link party at Nap Time Crafters!

  7. So pretty…. I love decorating with shells! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,

    Trish

  8. Very cute wreath, love sea shells! Found you on the Strut Your Stuff Saturday Link Party!

    We’re also hosting our SUPER SUNDAY Link Party right now, we’d love to have you link this post up, our readers would enjoy it too!

    Lori
    Who Needs A Cape? (Not Your Average Super Moms!)

  9. Lovely! I like the added sea glass too for some extra pizazz and color. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Thank you for featuring my project and for hosting the party. 🙂

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