Save Your Shells (and Your $$) with This Stunning Wreath

I love a seasonal wreath, especially when you can make it from stuff that’s truly sentimental—like shells you collect on the beach. Plus, a store-bought version will cost you $90—yes, $90!—and it doesn’t even have the fabulous metallic accents that ours does, which we made for about $15. If you’re not going to the beach, that’s okay, you can make the wreath with shells from the craft store. Save yourself a sunburn.

Simply Stunning Shell Wreath

Simply Stunning Shell Wreath

You will need

  • natural vine wreath form
  • various shells, starfish, etc.
  • metallic spray paint
  • hot glue gun
  • burlap ribbon


  • Choose which shells will be be spray painted for wreath, separate and spray with desired metallic colors. Let dry.
  • Begin arranging and hot gluing shells to wreath form starting with the largest shells first and working your way down to the smallest shells.

  • Hang wreath using a nail.
Simply Stunning Shell Wreath

Mary would like to thank the lovely, generous people who gave me stuffed toys for her while I was on book tour. As you can see, she thoroughly enjoyed them last night when I returned home. Would you mind coming over this morning to clean up their guts, which have been strewn in every nook and cranny of our apartment. Thanks! 😘

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