Bring summer beach style to your home with a nautical DIY Seashell Wreath
Once the temperature hits about 95, all I can think about is driving to the beach. Sand, sea, and sun. Too bad the beach is more than just a quick jaunt. Technically I could drive to the beach and back in a day, but it would be close to 12 hours in the car. While I am determined to get to the beach this summer, I can also enjoy some beach inspired crafting. Seashells mixed with colorful glass baubles and a few painted shells, create a wreath that welcomes summer beach style to your home.
I don’t know about you, but I have a fairly good collection of seashells.When I decided to make myself a beach inspired wreath I knew they were the perfect supply. Of course if you don’t have any seashells lying around, it’s also easy to pick up a bag at the craft store!
I had been thinking about my seashell wreath when I stumbled upon a beachy wreath at a home decor store. While their wreath was beautiful, I also knew I could make my own for a fraction of the price.
Seashell Wreath Supplies
- Grapevine wreath
- Glass baubles
- White spray paint
- Blue acrylic paint and paintbrush
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
White sand beaches and cool blue ocean water were the vibes I was going for, so my first step was to do some painting. Beginning with the wreath, I did a couple of light coats of white spray paint. I left the lighter colored seashells as is, and picked out a few darker colored shells to paint with this ocean blue acrylic paint. I also painted the glass baubles the same blue.
Assembling my wreath just involved gluing down my shells and glass baubles. I started with the blue shells, distributing them across the wreath.
Once the blue shells were attached I added in a couple dozen of the natural, lighter colored shells.
The last piece that got added to the wreath were the blue painted glass baubles. I filled these in to some of the empty spaces between my shells.
A beautiful beach inspired wreath for less than $5.
I realized when I hung the primarily white and blue wreath on my red front door, that it also has a very patriotic look that is perfect for summer!
Want more seashell crafts? Try this DIY Faux Capiz Shell Wall Hanging!