DIY Seashell Wreath {Pottery Barn Knockoff}

DIY Seashell Wreath | Addicted 2 DIY

Hey everyone!  I’m back again today with another fun knockoff project!  I was inspired to make this DIY seashell wreath after seeing this Faux Shell Wreath during one of my many evenings of drooling over all of the gorgeous items on Pottery Barn’s website.

PB Faux Shell WreathI loved the beachy feel of this wreath.  Unfortunately, being in Arizona, we don’t exactly live near a beach.  My brother-in-law; however, is in the Marine Corps and stationed at Camp Pendeldon in Oceanside.  He and his family just recently moved into a new house off base and I thought this would be the perfect housewarming gift!  It worked out perfectly that we got to spend some time with them during our Disneyland vacation this past weekend.  

Pottery Barn’s version of this wreath is $89.  My version was just under twelve dollars!  I purchased all of my materials at Michaels and I happened to have a 40% off coupon and then a 25% off entire purchase coupon when I bought everything.

DIY Seashell Wreath | Addicted 2 DIY

I used an 18″ grapevine wreath, a package of seashells, and a package of starfish to make the wreath.

DIY Seashell Wreath | Addicted 2 DIYI began by laying out my seashells on the wreath in different ways to get just the right look.

DIY Seashell Wreath | Addicted 2 DIYI played around with the shells and got them all laid out just right.  I made sure to leave a gap at the top for the ribbon to hold the wreath.

DIY Seashell Wreath | Addicted 2 DIY

I enlisted the help of my handy dandy glue gun to attach all of the seashells and starfish to the wreath.  Some pieces were a little tricky to find a good contact point with the wreath, but everything ended up attaching really well and it survived the trip all of the way from AZ to CA without incident!

DIY Seashell Wreath | Addicted 2 DIYThat was it!  The wreath was so easy to make and my sister-in-law loved it!  It looked great hanging on their front door and several times during out visit I wished I could have made one for our own front door.  My husband had to remind me a few times that we live nowhere near a beach, so it wouldn’ t make much sense for us to have a beachy wreath in the middle of the desert.  He’s my voice of reason a lot of the time.  I hope you found this tutorial easy to follow, and if you make one for yourself I’d love to see it!

~Katie

 

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    • 2

      Addicted 2 DIY says

      Thanks! I got it from Pick Your Plum. I forgot to reference that in my post. Doh! The boys actually helped me decide on the ribbon. They both agreed that the chevron would look better than plain burlap;)

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      Addicted 2 DIY says

      Thanks Erin! I’ve thought of figuring out a way to have my own. Putting it in our guest bathroom would actually look pretty nice:)

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      Addicted 2 DIY says

      Thanks Katie:). She did really like it. I think I’m going to end up just making one for myself. Who cares if we don’t have a beach nearby!

    • 12

      Addicted 2 DIY says

      Thanks Lorraine! I agree. I love flowers on wreaths, but is also like to change it up sometimes and go for a new look.

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    doree says

    Thanks so much for stopping by our new link party Cook it! Craft it! Share it! This wreath reminds me so much of growing up at the Jersey shore. I live in Maryland now so this wreath would be a perfect project and reminder of the beach. Have a great weekend! -Doree

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    Claire says

    You can totally hang that up! Even here in Arizona. In fact, I think our lack of water is even more reason to surround ourselves with all things beachy! I find the endless dirt and brown to be a little depressing, so filling my house with all the beachy things I can totally relaxes me. I’m adding this wreath to my list of things to make ASAP. It’ll look great hanging in my living room. And maybe I’ll make one for the front door as well!
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      Addicted 2 DIY says

      I think you’re right! I am really loving the coastal decor that I’ve been seeing lately and figure it doesn’t really matter where we live:)

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