Add the beauty of seashells to your home and learn how to make a seashell wreath for perfect coastal charm.
I was born upstate New York with beautiful, colorful falls, which made up for the harsh, cold winters. The leaves of the trees would change each October, and people would travel from all over the globe to see Hudson Valley tree colors. I miss the colorful trees, but I definitely don’t miss the winters. I feel blessed to be living by the coast, so to substitute for fall leaves, I pick seashells from the beach all year round! I decided to pull out my collections of shells to show you how to make a pretty seashell wreath.
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Step 1: Preparing The seashells
You can pick any shells you want, but I wanted similar shells for a uniform look, adorned with one-star fish. I washed the shells with lemon water. I didn’t want to use any harsh detergents. Let the shells dry completely so the glue will stick
STEP 2: Painting the foam
I always use what I have at home. Since I only had green foam forms I sprayed painted the foam white. This prevented the green to show through. I waited several hours for the forms to dry before I started to glue the seashell to the form.
Step 3: Gluing the seashell
Using gorilla glue stick I glued the shells in different directions. I flipped the wreath over to glue the remainder of the shells. If you noticed that the shells are a tint of red, you can dab a little white paint to hide the red. Last little detail I added my cute starfish to one side.
STEP 4: ADDING THE BURLAP
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.
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