I feel blessed to be living by the coast, so to substitute for fall leaves, I pick sea shells from the beach all year round! I decided to pull out my collections of shells to create a coastal fall wreath. Essentials you will need: 40 to 50 sea shells 1 star fish Foam wreath form Glue gun Burlap White spray paint
COASTAL FALL WREATH D.I.Y
STEP 1: PREPARING THE SHELLS
You can pick any shells you want, but I wanted similar shells adorned with one star fish. I washed the shells with lemon water. Let the shells dry completely
STEP 2: GLUING & CREATING
I use gorilla glue stick and it has been very durable. Glued the shells in all different directions on the foam wreath. I flipped the wreath over to glue the remainder of the shells. If you noticed that the shells are tint of red, you can dab a little white paint to hide the red. Last little.detail I added my cute star fish to one side. Because my foam was green I had to spray paint the other side white.
STEP 3: ADDING THE BURLAP
Lastly, all you have to do is tie a piece of wide burlap fabric long enough to wrap it around the top of wreath. Just hang it over a nail on your door or whatever you like.
For more coastal projects: http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/simple-oyster-shell-mirror-diy/
Oyster Shell Candle Holder: http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/oyster-shell-candle-holder/
- 40 to 50 sea shells (Beach)
- Star Fish (Hobby Shop)
- Glue Gun (Craft Store)
- Burlap Fabric (Hobby Lobby)
- Foam Wreath (Hobby Lobby)
- Gorilla glue stick (Walmart)
Eliza on Feb 17, 2020
Like to door a huge one like 6 feet for garage door which we never open & it faces another street along with our
rose garden. Better start looking for sales at Michael's for bags of shells...🐚
Would force me to paint the garage door as well with fresh coat of off white paint .
Just got another idea...place slats of foam core board atop shutters...and add the shells to that...purely seasonal then would be forced to paint the shudders later.