Looking for beach theme decorations? Let's make a seashell wreath! This is a fun and easy project. There is something about wreaths that always says "welcome". If you are looking for front door decorating ideas, and wanting to incorporate the beach style theme, this is a great DIY project.
Whether you hang this wreath on your front door, or use it as wall decor in your home, a seashell wreath epitomizes the true essence of beach decor.
This is a cheap decorating idea! It will fit perfectly if your style is beach house decorating. So, let's get started. Below is the list of supplies you will need.
Rather than using the standard grapevine wreath, the twig wreath looks much more realistic for this project. We want this wreath to have a coastal decor look and feel. The twig wreath is the perfect fit.
The flowers for your wreath need to look very natural. When I enter the floral isle I just get all excited by all the colors. But, for this project, less is more.
Our focus is going to be more on the shells, but you want to add a little color. What makes a wreath really beautiful is when it looks wispy. By that I mean, very flowing and organic.
I choose a floral that also resembles coral. The colors of the flowers are natural coral colors. Use monochromatic colors; just use them in different hues. And the greenery looks a little like seaweed!
Most craft stores sell seashells. They typically come in bags of about 50. You will only need one bag for this seashell wreath.
Okay, let's get started with the fun part. The first step is to add your wispy greenery. The secret to making a really stunning wreath is to not cluster the flowers or greenery.
Take your wire cutters and cut single stems. Glue them all around the wreath evenly. Tuck in the ends of the stems so that they look like they are growing right out of the wreath!
Now you are ready to add the floral that I think mimics coral. Again, trim the large stem into smaller pieces and glue evenly around the wreath.
Glue your coral-looking florals all over the wreath. Attach them to the outside of the wreath as well as the center.
Now it is time to add your flowers. Again use these sparingly, switching between the darker and lighter flowers all the way around the wreath.
Before you add the seashells you want to attach your starfish. I like to have what I call the centerpiece of the wreath located on the right side. But, you can put your starfish on the bottom, or on the top.
Now you are ready to add the seashells. The seashells are only going on the inside of the wreath. This part is tricky, but only because you need to use a little extra hot glue, and it is easy to burn your fingers. (experience talking)
Your seashell bag should come with small, medium, and large seashells. Separate all the sizes. Start with the largest shells first and glue them around the inside of the wreath keeping the same distance between each shell.
Next, glue your medium shells, and then your smaller ones.
After you are done gluing, just pull off all of your "glue webs" and you are done! How does it look? How are your fingers?
“Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.”
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