I have had this Summer Coastal Wreath on my mind for the last few weeks. While on my recent trip to the seashore I picked up all sorts of treasures, none of them were living not even the perfectly intact tiny sea urchin shell nor the sand dollar, they just washed up on the shore and there they were waiting for me. I did a little happy dance and then grabbed for them just before the foaming tide came in and tried to claim them back to the sea.
DIY Coastal Summer Wreath
I imagine many of you will be taking Summer trips to the seashore this year, so I am happy to be able to share with you a creative way to take those priceless finds and incorporate them into a lasting Summer Coastal Wreath. This wreath serves double duty as a great memory keepsake of Summertime adventures no matter where and what you do this Summer!
So lets get started!
I have provided some diagrams for you to follow as sort of a pattern and then you can customize it to your liking!
Working with dried products is very messy. I suggest covering your work area with an old towel or rug and have a broom ready too.
You will be working with hot glue, so please be careful.
This project takes about 4 hours from start to finish. I am a stickler for making sure the hot glue sticks. I did not want my sea shells falling off.
Also be prepared to go through quite a few glue sticks.
Basic Steps for Making Coastal Wreath
-Hot glue Sea Glass onto Bell Cups and sea shells and set aside.
-Cut Mossy Mat into even sections, peel off back of moss and place on grapevine wreath and press into place. ( I LOVE this product!)
-Using florist wire trim dried grass into desired length and then divide into 6 bunches.
-Wrap wire around the dried grass bunch and wire to grapevine wreath.
-Hot glue small clumps of dried moss into place.
-Separate dried basil and carefully place into open spaces on grapevine wreath.
-Begin layering sea shells.
Presto you have a Coastal Wreath!
Thanks for joining me today!
- Mossy Peel N Stick Mat (Hobby Lobby)
- 20 Inch Grapevine Wreath (Michaels)
- Three Star Fish (Hobby Lobby)
- Dried Moss, Basil and Grass (Hobby Lobby)
- Dried Sea Weed (Hobby Lobby)
- Assorted Sea Shells , urchins etc... (Found them (you can purchase them at craft stores))
- Sea Glass (Found)
- Wire Edge Ribbon (Michaels)
- Hot Glue Gun (Walmart)
- Glue Sticks (Walmart)
- Scissors (Jo Anns)
- Florist Wire and Florist cutters (Michaels)
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published May 26th, 2017 9:43 AM