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Beautiful DIY Seashell Wreath

If you ask us, there is no such thing as too much beach decor! This beautiful coastal seashell wreath is the perfect Summer-time accessory for the home.

Seashells, Seashells by the Sea Shore

Our favourite hobby is to collect treasures along the beaches of our family cottage. The beach is full of rocks, driftwood and seaglass. These nature-made supplies are perfect for all sorts of crafting, such as this driftwood wreath, rock painting and seaglass trees. We also used sand to make this beach photo display jar.

Sadly, the one thing we do not have a lot of along our beach is seashells. Luckily, you can puruchase seashells for crafting online! I ordered a whole bag of them to make this pretty beach inspired centerpiece a few years ago and had plenty of leftover to make this pretty wreath.

The leftover seashells have been lurking around for ages. So I thought it was high time to put them to use and make a lovely coastal seashell wreath. It’s perfect for our cottage, or I may put it in my coastal-themed bathroom.

Materials Needed to Make a Seashell Wreath

How to Make a Seashell Wreath

Before you start, decide what color you would like your wreath to be. I decided to use the shells which were mostly white for my wreath even though the seashells I had included various shades of colors.

Start by practicing the arrangement of the seashells to get a sense for which sizes and placements you’ll need. On my wreath form it took about 3 shells to make each row.

Once you’re happy with the arrangement start gluing the seashells in place.

Work row by row and make your way around the entire wreath. Make sure you use enough glue to keep the seashell firmly in the wreath.

Use the bigger shells for the front of the wreath and use the smallest of the seashells a lot around the inner and outer surfaces of the wreath.

Make sure the sea shells slightly overlap each other as you go around to create a lovely scalloped affect and to cover the styrofoam foam.

Adding a Decorative Phrase

As an extra option, you can add a beachy wood cut out phrase in the center.

Glue a section of twine to the back of the wreath and then glue the phrase to the twine.

For the final step, loop your cotton rope around the top of the wreath and then tie a knot for hanging.

This wreath turned out better than I even imagined it would (LOVE when that happens)! Where would you hang your seashell wreath?

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This project was originally shared on Crafts by Amanda.

beautiful coastal seashell wreath

Coastal Seashell Wreath

Jane and Sonja
Create your own seashell wreath to enjoy a bit of Summer all year long.
5 from 1 vote

Materials
  

  • Round foam wreath form 12-13"
  • 100 medium sized seashells
  • Hot glue gun and clear craft glue
  • Wooden cut out with beachy phrase
  • Twine
  • White cotton rope

Instructions
 

  • Start by practicing the arrangement of the seashells on to the form.
  • Once you’re happy with the arrangement start gluing the seashells in place.
  • Work row by row and make your way around the entire wreath.
  • Make sure the sea shells slightly overlap each other as you go around,
  • Once you are done with the seashells it’s time to add on the phrase if you choose to do so.
  • Add a piece of cotton rope around the top for hanging.
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Leo Lion

Monday 27th of July 2020

I used this as a model for a seahshell wreath I just finished making and am super happy with it. I'm wondering what kind of knot you tied on the top-end of the rope. Can't really see the knot in the photo. My wreath weighs about 2 pounds and I don't want it crashing down.

Jane and Sonja

Monday 27th of July 2020

Hi Leo. So glad you found this helpful! The wreath definitely gets heavy with all the shells. I used a simple knot - you can see it at around 3:36 of this video: https://youtu.be/de3R1AohNAU Hope that helps, Jane

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