Keep longing for those wonderful walks on sandy beaches, collecting all sorts of seashells . . . while thinking of ways to preserve those memories? In an effort to look for ideas and searching for something different, I came across this on the internet for $59.99. Wow! How pretty and beachy is this! What an inspiration!
Did you know a seashell wreath personifies the true essence of a beach experience? Yes, it does! And I can easily make one of these . . . without paying a high cost.
Just gather up your stash of collected shells - natural shells in assorted sizes and colors, starfish, small conchs, cone shells, and scallops.
Grab a can of white acrylic paint and lightly spray a natural twig wreath.
Start with the largest starfish and shells first, gluing them using E6000 or another permanent type glue. *You don't want to use a glue gun for this if you plan on hanging outside in the heat. The glue will melt if you do.
Cover the entire area of the shell that will touch the twigs with glue, position and hold in place until the glue "grabs" on. I put heavy items such as books to weigh the shells down while drying. Be careful with the delicate twigs. This is time consuming but worth the wait to make adhesion permanent.
Next fill in with medium shells and then the smaller ones to give your wreath that coastal look!
Satisfied with exactly how you want it . . .Voila! You're done!!!
What do you think?
And for a fraction of the cost . . .
I opted for a more natural look . . . colors that remind me of the beach, like assorted tans and shades of white.
Makes for a welcoming front door wreath or stylish design accent for any room where you might want to preserve those memories of long walks on the beach and those cool ocean breezes!
Take a little time to enjoy!
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