Last Summer I got one of my favorite magazines, Coastal Living. They had a beautiful starfish wreath on the front and I’ve wanted to replicate it for my front door. Well I finally decided to do it, and boy am I happy with how it turned out.
I didn’t copy it exactly but I think I came pretty close, giving it a Crafts by Courtney spin on it. I recently gave my mailbox a new look and I think they will match up great. I eventually plan on painting my front door the same color and this one.
Ok now on to the craft, your going to need to following supplies:
- Foam Wreath
- Push Pins
- Hot Glue
I had to make a quick run to the store for my supplies, I stopped at TJMaxx for my shells and Wal-Mart for my ribbon. I already had a TON of styrofoam wreaths on hand.
So let’s get started!
Step 1 – Wrap Your Wreath with Ribbon
I started off by wrapping my wreath in a turquoise burlap ribbon (I just love that ribbon!). I placed a couple push pins in to keep in place.
Step 2 – Add Your Ribbon to Hang Wreath
Next I added more ribbon so that I am able to hang my wreath up. I didn’t use any push pins for this part.
Step 3 – Add Shells
Now it’s time to add the shells!!
I started off by laying my shells out to see what I wanted it to look like. Once I was happy I added a little hot glue to the back and firmly placed on my wreath. When I started layering the shells on tops of each other, I hot glued them together.
Finally I hung my wreath on the front door. I couldn’t wait to show it off to everyone!!
Since I found my shells at TJMaxx ($12.00) I was able to make it for pretty cheap. I’ve seen coastal wreaths at stores and they are pretty expensive. My favorite part about this wreath, I was able to customize it to my favorite colors! Can’t beat that!