Wisteria Inspired Shell Wreath

Hi everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend and start to your week! I have been super MIA recently because we have had some exciting news in our family! My husband's sister Michael Marie was married last weekend on South Beach. The whole weekend was so perfect and I was so blessed to be a part of it. Lila Grace did several pieces for the wedding including the ring bearer pillow, flower girl sash and hair clips and flowers for the welcome boxes. As soon as I get the pictures from their photographer I will do a post on the incredible weekend!

The other day I found the most amazing shell wreath here on Wisteria's website. I literally just discovered Wisteria and I feel like I have come out of the the dark ages. Seriously, where have I been, this site is amazing!

I fell in love with everything on their site...except the price the shell wreath I was dying over. As I was pouring over the site, the stars aligned and I remembered that I had a ton of shells and star fish left over from my destination wedding {you can check out the post on my wedding here}! I went through several iterations of trying to re-create this wreath and I learned it is really hard to spray paint styrofoam. Finally I made it work! Here is how I made my version of Wisteria's Shell Wreath.

  • Large straw wreath from Michaels with plastic cover on
  • Strips of linen fabric - about 3 yards in length and 5-7 inches thick
  • Assorted shells and star fish - I found mine on sale at Pottery Barn for a steal at the end of the season
  • Hot Glue
Step 1
Start off by wrapping your linen fabric around your wreath to cover the straw. Determine where the top center of your wreath will be. Add a loop of fabric to hang your wreath. I used same linen material that I used to wrap the wreath, but you could use white grosgrain ribbon or another classic ribbon. I'm sorry that I didn't take pictures of this stage!

Step 2
Start to hot glue your shells and star fish to the linen on the wreath. I started by gluing a few of the larger shells as "anchors" and then added more shells from there. Not every area of the wreath needs to be covered in shells, but you want it to look full.

Step 3
Once all of your shells are glued to your wreath, do a spot check to ensure everything is glued on securely. Then simply find a fabulous spot for your wreath!

I decided to add my shell wreath to our 2nd bathroom because this bathroom has a beach cottage vibe. This bathroom was TOTALLY overhauled a few months ago {you can read about it here} but there is still some work to do. I can't wait to share the makeover as we go. Here is my finished wreath in it's place!

Have a fabulous night!

I will be sharing this project at these parties this week:
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
The DIY Project Parade at The DIY Show Off French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
Tatertots and Jello Weekend Wrap Up Party

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