Wreath Making Time
You will love this DIY sisal rope and seashell wreath idea. You can decorate a wreath with anything. No rules. That's why it's fun. I start with a basic grapevine or wood wreath, decide on a theme, find stuff that fits the theme, put it all together. Ta-dah……wreath.
Most of the time I use a hot glue gun to make everything stick and sometimes I use wire. Hot glue is so much easier.
Starfish Seashell Wreath
Since it’s the beginning of Summer I dug out my seashells and put this wreath together.
I started with the apple wood wreath I bought at Target last fall. I hot glued white wood pumpkins to the wreath for Fall. Time to pull the pumpkins off and move on to Summer.
I whitewashed one side of the wreath but when getting ready to put the seashell wreath together I decided to flip it and go with the natural side.
Looking for something to add more interest to the wreath and I thought of sisal rope…..I know that’s a surprise to you. I kind-of had a sisal rope fixation a couple of years ago.
I have several boxes of seashells and I use them in projects or just to fill pretty containers for Summer displays. Most of the seashells are beach vacation finds. The starfish I ordered on eBay or Amazon. We don’t find many starfish on the beach.
Make A Wreath
The first step in my wreath was adding the sisal rope (find sisal rope on Amazon here). I took a length of rope and knotted it in several places.
Then I glued it to the wreath. I use a popsicle stick or something similar to hold the item being glued in place. Saves my fingertips.
Next I added the starfish. I used 3 and placed them in a random pattern. Always use odd numbers in decorating….even when making a wreath.
Then I started adding some of the larger seashells to the spaces between the starfish.
I continued by filling the empty spaces with smaller seashells. I stopped before I overdid it…..I think.
Before hanging the wreath I pulled all the hot glue stringy pieces from the wreath.
I was reading up on starfish and learned the average lifespan of a starfish is 35 years. I had no idea, did you?
This wreath can be turned different ways depending on your decorating style.
I think I like it best hanging with the seashells and starfish at the 6 o'clock position.
Make A Wreath For Summer
That’s it for the wreath. What would you use to make a wreath? I can see things like yahtzee pieces, colorful drink umbrellas, Lego blocks, fast food toys, any whimsical thing as wreath filler. Give me some ideas.
As always, thanks for being here, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.
My daughter had given me a bunch of sea shells and what a better way to give some of them back to her. 🙂
I also like it at the 2 & 6 position.
Did you use fishing line to hang or something else?
Thank You and hope you have a wonderful week end
This is adorable. I have a ton of shells, not any starfish though. I think i will try it.
thanks for sharing! I have tried this but I don't know what I am doing wrong. My shells keep falling off. Any suggestions ?
When I want something to really stick well; I use the Gorilla Clear Grip glue or you could try using a good glue gun
Nice. Personally I like it hanging with the starfish going from 2 o'clock to 6 o'clock. That's the way I would hang it. I don't think you overdid with the filler shells - you put in just the right amount!!! Definitely another winner!!