Last Updated on January 25, 2022 by Maria Brittis
Add the beauty of seashells to your home and learn how to make a seashell wreath for perfect coastal charm.
How To Make A Seashell Wreath
I feel blessed that I live by the beach. I able to drive a short distance to pick up seashells. I decided to pull out my collections of shells to show you how to make a pretty seashell wreath.
What Kind Of Seashells to Use For Wreath
You basically can use any kinds of shells. I used assorted shells, but mostly scallops and clam shape. Any shape from large, medium and small can be placed in a nice organized fashion. Follow a pattern would be wise. It’s best to go with flatter seashells. Cone shape are fine to place a few here and there. If you are going to use some cone shapes make sure you have enough so it looks like a coherent pattern. Just don’t add one add 5- 10 and place them in a nice pattern. If you have only one of a kind like a star that is relatively large do what I did and place it along the side of the wreath.
- Wreath form (You can use any type of wreath, from twig to round wreath form.
- Glue gun
- Burlap: The burlap is used to hang wreath.
How To Make The Seashell Wreath
- Pick out your form. I choose a twig form which I had. I clipped some loose twigs and made sure it was nice and clean. Foam forms are easy to use if this is your first attempt in making a seashell wreath.
- Decide the pattern you like. I went with mostly medium and small size scallops and clams. Place the seashells with the hollow part down. For any gaps you can add smaller clam shape seashells to cover it.
- Since I was using this wreath inside. I used gorilla glue stick. If you are planning on using this wreath outside use E600 glue. E600 comes in a tube with tips. All you need is a drop of this glue its super tough.
How To Add The Burlap For Hanging
Tie a piece of wide burlap ribbon long enough to wrap it around the top of the wreath. No need to glue the ribbon onto the shells. Just hang it over a nail on your door or whatever you like.