Thursday, May 5, 2011

Getting Crafty with Shells: Simple Sea Shell Wreath

I took an hour out of my Saturday this past weekend to sit down and whip up this seashell wreath for our front door. I happened to be organizing my craft closet and already had the glue gun plugged in to make some quick repairs on a decorative sign for our porch…and when I came upon my boxes and boxes of seashells, a lightbulb went on in my brain…shells + glue gun = awesome beachy door decor!

I already had a ribbon-wrapped wreath from last summer but it definitely needed something, and I knew shells would be the perfect addition. I started by spreading out my shells so I could see what I had. Then I worked in small sections, going counter-clockwise from the bow on the wreath, trying out small arrangements of 3-5 shells and making adjustments before I actually hot glued them down.

By the time an hour was up, I had a beautiful, summery (and most importantly, completed!) sea shell wreath to dress up our front door! And as an added bonus, my shell wreath has extra special meaning since it combine shells from our honeymoon, my work out at Boston Lighthouse (a place very close to my heart!), and childhood family trips to Cape May and the Florida Gulf Coast. Fabulous! 

So how have you put your seashell collection to good use lately?


  1. very pretty! I like how you incorporated the ribbon so it was not all shell. have a great weekend!

  2. Thanks Laura! Have a great weekend!


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