I haven’t made a wreath in a while as I have been working in my gardens.
If you enjoy gardening I have a few posts I will be sharing on a variety of gardening topics in the upcoming weeks.
I live in Texas and the temperatures are creeping up into the 90’s so I will be back to creating more inside rather than outside.
I have had this Summer Coastal Wreath on my mind for the last few weeks.
While on my recent trip to the seashore I picked up all sorts of treasures, none of them were living not even the perfectly intact tiny sea urchin shell nor the sand dollar, they just washed up on the shore and there they were waiting for me.
I did a little happy dance and then grabbed for them just before the foaming tide came in and tried to claim them back to the sea.
I tucked my treasures from the sea in plastic bags and cushioned them in-between my clothing in the suitcase then made a little wish that they would make it through the USDA check and then home with out being broken.
To my joy, not one single solitary sea treasure was confiscated and not one thing was broken!
Smiles around at my home!
I imagine many of you will be taking Summer trips to the seashore this year, so I am happy to be able to share with you a creative way to take those priceless finds and incorporate them into a lasting Summer Coastal Wreath.
This wreath serves double duty as a great memory keepsake of Summertime adventures no matter where and what you do this Summer!
I am a little dissapointed in the way the sea glass looks in these photos, as I think it looks out of place, but in the actual scheme of things it blends in very nicely.
I just couldn’t leave the sea glass off, it was one of my favorite finds.
I have provided some diagrams for you to follow as sort of a pattern and then you can customize it to your liking!
Coastal Summer Wreath Supplies
1. Mossy Peel n’ Stick Mat ( I love this, so versatile for so many projects)
2. 20 inch Grapevine Wreath
3. 3 Star Fish
4. Dried Moss, Basil & Grass
5. Dried Bell Cups
6. Assorted Sea Shells, Sea Urchins, Sand Dollars…etc.( you can also purchase them at craft stores)
7. Sea Glass
8. Wire Edge Ribbon
9. Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks (this project requires a whole lot of hot gluing)
11. Florist Wire
12. Florist Wire Cutters
Directions For Summer Coastal Wreath
My craft room doubles as my Laundry room so I like to keep the counters as tidy as possible which when working with dried products and moss is nearly impossible. So I always cover my work area with a towel or clean old rug.
You will be working with hot glue so be very careful.
Basic Steps for Making Coastal Wreath
-Hot glue Sea Glass onto Bell Cups and sea shells and set aside.
-Cut Mossy Mat into even sections, peel off back of moss and place on grapevine wreath and press into place.
-Using florist wire trim dried grass into desired length and then divide into 6 bunches.
-Wrap wire around the dried grass bunch and wire to grapevine wreath.
-Hot glue small clumps of dried moss into place.
-Separate dried basil and carefully place into open spaces on grapevine wreath.
-Begin layering sea shells.
-Make bow and then secure it to the side with florist wire.
This Summer Coastal Wreath took about 4 hours and even though I did become a little tired of gluing, I relived the entire trip all over again, so it was well worth it!
Thank you so much for joining me today and have a wonderful weekend!
Please Join Me~