How to Make a Shell Wreath

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This is a great project for a seashell collector or anyone who has a sea decor somewhere in their home. You can use this wreath on your door, in your living room or even hang it in the bathroom. Incorporate sand dollars and star fish and have your own little seascape. This easy craft takes only about 2 hours to make and lasts a lifetime. Impress all your family and friends by showing what you can do with a little paint and some seashells.

Things You'll Need

  • Natural raffia wreath
  • Spray craft paint in blue and white
  • Spray glue
  • Sand
  • Seashells
  • Wide wired sea print ribbon
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Spray blue paint onto the raffia wreath to mimic the color of water. Don't cover the entire wreath, just spray on sporadically. Then do the same with the white paint. Let it dry for about half an hour.

  • Spray on some craft glue in the same fashion and shake some sand on the glue. This part is better done outside or with a tarp under you as it can be messy. Shake off the excess sand and let this dry for an hour.

  • Hot glue the shells over the entire wreath. If you are a shell collector, you might want to write the location where you got the shell on it with a gold paint pen. If you don't collect shells you can get out and gather some up or purchase them by the bag in craft stores. Glue your shells on and you will have your whole collection visible on the wreath.

  • Make a bow from the wired ribbon and glue it on the bottom center. If you are hanging this on a door, use a door wreath hanger. If you are hanging it on a wall you can make a loop out of craft wire and glue it onto the back of the wreath.

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