Saturday, July 30, 2022

DIY Shell Wreath

DIY Shell Wreath

Total Time 1 hour

Seems like everywhere I turn, I'm seeing nautical inspired decor. It doesn't matter if you live miles or states away from the ocean, you can still bring a little hint of the beach to your home.  Even though I live only an hour from the Oregon coast, I rarely find the amount of shells I want for projects. They're either broken, too small or the wrong shape. Luckily, it doesn't matter where you live, you can purchase a bag of simple seashells from your local craft store ... which is what I did while visiting my sister in Utah. She wanted a wreath for her front entry with "sailor's rope" and a few sea shells. After gathering our supplies, she had the wreath she was thinking of, hanging on her door within 30 minutes.  That's the beauty of DIY!  Not only will you usually save money, but you can design it to your own ideas.

She loves how the wreath looks and is enjoying bringing a little seashore to Utah.

by Kim Demmon

What you'll need

  • Wreath (straw or styrofoam)
  • Shells
  • Sisal Rope
  • glue gun

Helpful Tip:

Use pins to secure rope at the glue points to the back of the wreath.


- Cluster shells on the bottom right corner only - Use a decorative ribbon or a burlap ribbon to hang the wreath. - Cover the entire wreath with shells

How to make it

Shell wreath supplies

1. Gather your supplies.  I found all items at my local craft store. I found the straw wreath hard to work with because it's pretty messy. I was wishing I had bought the styrofoam.

diy shell wreath

2. Cut your sisal rope into long manageable sections.  Glue one end to the back of the wreath. You can secure with a pin if needed. Once the rope is secured, start wrapping the rope around until you run out.  Working with smaller pieces of rope (3-4 feet) keeps it easier to manage while wrapping. Keep repeating until the entire wreath is covered with the sisal rope.

diy shell wreath

3. Using your glue gun, glue the shells into clusters to create the design wanted. We chose to glue them on in 4 evenly spaced places.

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