This seashell wreath is the perfect front door decoration for the summertime, or for any beach house.
This is a wonderful craft to use all the seashells you may have collected on
your last vacation. If you don't get to go shell collecting
very often, you can also buy seashells at the craft store, but they may
only carry them in stock during the summer months.
is very simple to put together, and all the directions follow.
- A grapevine or straw wreath
small amount of dried Spanish moss
(sold in bags usually near the floral department)
seashells, in different shapes and
sizes for the best overall look
- Hot glue gun and
Begin by applying hot glue liberally all over the surface of
the grapevine wreath. Only apply to about one quarter of the
wreath at a time, so you have enough time before the glue dries. Then,
add on some Spanish moss on top of the glue. Just scrunch it
on, this will be the background for the shells to lie on.
Next, begin to glue on the seashells. Place a good
amount of hot glue on one side of each shell. Arrange the
shells so that some slightly overlap, intermingling different sizes and
3. For a more natural look, also place some shells upside
down (like cockle shells). If you have a tiny shell, you can
glue it inside of the cockle shell, as shown. This makes the
final result look natural, as if you stumbled upon a pile of shells on
4. Once the seashells are all glued on, the seashell wreath
is ready to hang. Add a wire on the back of the grapevine
wreath for hanging. Alternatively, the wreath can also be
used as a beautiful centerpiece for the dinner table. Try
placing a few candles in the middle of the wreath for a warm effect.
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