a pretty cool life.: Seashell Wreath

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Seashell Wreath

This seashell wreath was my SYTYC submission for a "summertime" craft. 


This is not a difficult project at all, just a little time consuming.  Grab a wreath form, seashells, some ribbon and fire up your glue gun. 


Start by wrapping the wreath in ribbon.  I made a wire hanger to hang it. I didn't take a picture, but I did it the same way I showed here.  Don't scrimp...shells are even heavier than gumdrops!


Then glue, glue, glue, making sure to alternate the direction of the shells.



And there you go...a perfect wreath to celebrate summer!





44 comments:

  1. Cute! Might have to try this for my parent's beach condo.

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  2. This was one of my favorites that week at SYTYC, so peaceful and pretty!

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  3. Looks super.We are headed to the beach in a few weeks and now I have yet ANOTHER idea for what to do with my shore finds upon return.Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Great minds must think a like. I just got back from our OBX vacation and gathered seashells for this very purpose!

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  5. makes me want to pack up and head to the beach!

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  6. Oh my gosh, Cheryl, that is GORGEOUS. You have such a knack for layering and making things look great. Simply beautiful!

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  7. I love it. Thanks for the tip. I'm buying the shells today.

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  8. Love it! I saw a boxwood-y wreath with a starfish in the middle in BH&G and knew I had to make it... this will fit right in, so it looks like I'll be making this too!

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  9. I love, love, love this! I just had to feature this on my blog. I'm looking for shells today!
    Thanks for another great tutorial!

    http://mmtncrfts.blogspot.com

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  10. This is a lovely wreath, Cheryl. My mom made a similar one many years ago. It reminds me of her. :)

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  11. I have milk glass bowls full of shells from my travels...I might just try to make one of these!! Thanks for the easy directions

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  12. That is so pretty. I have oodles of shells! I may have to give it a try! Thanks for the idea.

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  13. oh this is so cute! I know just the person to make this for because she has a vacation home on the beach. :) yay!

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  14. That looks gorgeous:) I need to start collecting shells now!

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  15. beautiful! perfect for summer! thanks for sharing.

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  16. That is the one I voted for! Pretty sure I love it, now I just need to find some seashells!

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  17. So beautiful and makes you think of Summer at the Beach! Doesn't get much better.

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  18. I love the wreath! Reminds me of the beach and how excited I am to visit FL. Yaye! :) Great job!

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  19. A friend posted this on her LJ. My kitchen is tiki themed, so this would be perfect! I look foward to making it.

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  20. now that is a pretty cool idea! must remember that next time we do a trip to the beach.... we only live 15 min by car away from one but hardly visit it. lol weird aye

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  21. This is fantastic! We just made a seashell wreath last week. I love yours, it's gorgeous!

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  22. I love your seashells! I love anything that has to do with the beach! Great Blog!

    --Sami
    www.savannahsteelmagnolia.blogspot.com

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  23. I love this wreath! I'm featuring this post tomorrow. Thanks for the great idea!!
    P.S. Where did you get your shells? About how many did you use??

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  24. Wow, i LOVE this, it looks straight out of Pottery Barn summer decor. Beautiful!

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  25. What a great idea!!! I've got a bowl full of shells that'll be perfect for a wreath! Thanks for the idea!

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  26. How have I never been here? What a beautiful wreath, I hope you won the challenge, this is really beautiful! Great job!

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  27. So pretty! Lovin' your style - glad I stopped by ;) Visiting from TT&J! Have a fabulous weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  28. beautiful, love it. thanks for sharing.

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  29. I'm new here....your newest follower....LOVE your blog...and your spunk! Can't wait to get to know you a little better in blogland!

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  30. SO pretty! Love the contrast of the blue ribbon w the white as well. Please come link up at our Fabulous Friday linky party on our blog! It closes Monday night.
    Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

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  31. I love it!!!

    How serene and beautiful. Great job!!!

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  32. very cool! This would be the perfect thing for a wall in my bathroom! Thanks for sharing! I love all the cute pics on your blog header!!! :)

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  33. I love the blue ribbon...great touch!

    -Jen

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  34. It came out so pretty. That gives me a great idea to display my shells. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  35. Oooh! This is just too wonderful! I will have to shoot this link to my sister, she will be totally in love with this wreath!

    Chris :)
    Artzee Chris' Blog

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  36. LOVE this!!! I am just starting to plan a beach wedding for next year and I am thinking I need this for my door!

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  37. This is gorgeous!!! How many pounds of shells did you need to use?

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  38. I lie the seashell wreath the best. It is so pretty. I wish I had one, but here in the middle of Texas it would cost a fortune to get all the petty shells
    anniebee

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  39. Cheryl, beautiful Summer project, Thanks.
    Anonymous, would your post system allow me to send you some? I live here on an Island in the Canaries, "Lanzarote" Let me know this is my email; trish@casacladdagh.com

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  40. What glue did you use? I find that hot glue doesn't work on shells and gorilla glue is a nightmare to work with as it expands and ruins the project. E6000 isn't bad but takes so long to dry. So what is your secret??

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