Things You'll Need
- Straw wreath
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- Hanger wire
If you love seashells, use them to form part of a beautiful beach-style wreath. Crafting a seashell wreath is a project for all seasons. Unlike fresh wreaths, a well-made seashell wreath will last for years. The parts and pieces of seashell wreaths are found in any project or craft store.
Cover the work table with newspaper and lay the straw wreath facing up on the newspaper. Put a bowl of water next to the wreath for putting your fingers in, in case hot glue gets on them.
Pour the seashells out on the newspaper in a single layer so you can see them all. Before gluing any shells, place the largest shells where you want them on the wreath to create a base plan for shell placement.
Pick up one of the large shells that you placed on the wreath and hold it with tweezers. Apply hot glue to the shell on the side that will touch the wreath, then fix it in place. Repeat the process for each large shell.
Glue shells of all shapes and sizes in between and on top of the large base shells. Keep adding shells until you cover the wreath's top and side surfaces. Leave the back of the wreath plain so it can hang flat. Let the glue dry completely.
Thread a 6-inch hanging wire through the top back of the straw wreath. Hang it in your home, or next to a sheltered front door in a place that is protected from the weather.
Add raffia bows to the wreath if you want to add another texture.
Keep the hot glue gun away from children.
- Add raffia bows to the wreath if you want to add another texture.
- Keep the hot glue gun away from children.
Anita Billings has been writing since April 2009. Hundreds of her articles appear on eHow, with expertise in piano, decor, landscaping, crafting and travel. Billings received a diploma in business merchandising from King's College in 1974.