This week’s series of summer beach wreaths proves that good things come in threes. Today I share the first in a trio of summer wreath tutorials that bring the beach to you to enjoy all year long. If you’re lucky enough to visit the beach, be sure to collect bits of driftwood, pieces of sea glass, washed smooth pebbles and seashells so you can DIY these summer wreaths. But not to worry – these supplies are all sold in the craft stores, too.
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” half-round wreath
- Driftwood, 4”-6” lengths (carried in craft stores and online)
- Embellishments: Seashells, moss, dried flowers, other found items
- Reindeer moss, green
- Raffia for hanger
- Low-temperature glue gun
- Thick, white craft glue
- Tools needed: Needle tool or wooden skewer
To make a Driftwood & Seashell Wreath:
1. Arrange and glue pieces of driftwood in a circular pattern around the top of the wreath of STYROFOAM Brand Foam.
2. Fill in large gaps with largerand smaller gaps with smaller shells and glue shells in place.
3. Arrange a second layer of shells on top of the driftwood, using larger and more interesting shells. Add on other found objects.
4. Fill in any remaining cracks and spaces with green reindeer moss. Use white craft glue to attach moss and a needle tool to work the moss down into cracks.
5. Wrap a double strand of raffia around the top of the wreath to hang.
Have you noticed all of the home dec accents made with driftwood? It seems to be a hot trend right now. Are there any other recent trends you’ve noticed?
While I’m thinking about beaches, many thanks to those who have entered this week’s giveaway and shared their favorite vacation memories. You have till Thursday night to enter the giveaway for the O’Neil sisters’ new book, Big Blast of Kid Crafts, a craft kit, and one of our craft aprons. I hope to hear from you!
P.S. Join us tomorrow to make the Polished River Rock Mosaic Wreath.