Last Updated on May 5, 2021 by Maria Brittis
This simple DIY Oyster shell wreath is a great way to think of this lovely beach days. If you ever wanted to make a oyster shell wreath, this is a super easy project. I am sharing the secret to making a Oyster Shell Wreath.
DIY Oyster Shell Wreath
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How frustrating is it when the pretty wreath falls apart. The oyster shell is one of my favorite elements for DIY. They all look pretty once they are done, but once they go outside after a few months the oysters start falling off. There has to be an easy way to keep these treasures from falling off.
After much research and burning many of my fingers I soon discovered the secret to making Oyster Shell Wreath. In my previous projects, I used regular glue sticks. There are two kinds of glue sticks regular and gorilla. The gorilla one works the best and the oysters are on extremely well. But that’s not the only dilemma. You have to sand the oyster down and make sure you are gluing them on fabric, wood or something that is porous surfaces. I had made several wreaths where I used regular glued sticks and shells on top of the plastic wreath form. Initially, it stayed on but eventually after being exposed to the elements of outdoors they fell off. So read on to find the best glue.
- Beacon Seashell Glue: This glue is amazing and you will never have to worry about the shells coming off.
- Wooden wreath ring: Flat wood rings makes it super easy to work with.
- Burlap: Wide burlap to wrap around the wood.
How To Make The Oyster Shell Wreath
Step 1: Wrap fabric around the wreath ring. I used burlap. You can use anything like cotton, denim, or wool.
Step 2: Get some thick rope and make a nautical loop. To make the loop I used this video I found on Youtube. I made some adjustments and was able to create a loop for this wreath.
Step 3: To make the oyster shell stick find flat ones. It makes it easier to glue to the fabric. Make sure the oysters are clean. I use half water and half white vinegar solution. Let them soak for a few hours and with a little brush, I scrub the dirt off them. Rinse with water and let dry outside for a few hours.
Step 4: Sand the whites of the oysters. Make sure they are free from dust before you apply the seashell glue. It worked great.