Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Crafty Friday - Beach Wreath

Welcome Back for another Crafty Friday!  Today I am going to show you how I made a beach themed wreath for the alcove in my entryway for the summer.

Supplies Needed:
 12" Grapevine Wreath Form (40% off at local craft store with coupon)
Bag of Seashells (40% off at local craft store with coupon)
Hot Glue Gun

First, take out your shells and decide on your placement.  That is the hardest part of this.  I decided to do the bottom and go about halfway up and tried to make it three dimensional.  Then, just take your shells and hot glue them individually to the wreath. 

 After applying the glue to each shell I held them in place for a few minutes to help secure the bond.

I used about 3/4 of a bag of shells (original price before coupon was only $3.99)  I tried to get a bag that had lots of different shapes and colors to make it more interesting.  After, I was done applying the shells, I made a simple bow out of white ribbon that I had leftover from another project and hot glued it to the top of the wreath.

I didn't need to make a hanger because the vines made a natural "hook" for me to hang on the nail in my alcove.  If you needed a hook you could make one out of floral wire and loop through the back vines. Finally, hang on your hook. 

I think it adds a nice touch to my front alcove.  Luckily, my house has a tropical palm tree theme to it all year round so I didn't need many "summer" additions.  (And yes, my "HOME" letters are missing an "O" - it is in the process of being painted)  Hope you enjoyed today's Crafty Friday!