With the beginning of Spring I have the sea coast on my mind, so I decided to make a coastal-themed wreath for my door and a few coastal-themed candle holders for the table. Both projects are quick and easy and can be made with materials from the craft store. No need to live near the water for this one!
- 17 inch Natural Wreath
- Starfish (I found a bag of fake starfish at a discount store for about $3.00)
- Sand Dollars (I found a bag of fake sand dollars at a discount store for about $3.00)
- Sea Shells (I found a variety bag of shells for around $8.00)
- Paper wrapped wire
- Fake branch pick, cut into sections
- Attach the paper covered wire to the back of the wreath top. Make a strong loop that will later be used to hang the wreath to a hook.
- Lay out branch pieces and shells on the wreath (without gluing) to get an idea of where you want everything to go. If you’re very brave, you can skip this part and start gluing right away, but I like to move things around and get an idea of my final layout before starting to glue.
- Once you decide on a design, take a picture with your phone for reference, and remove the pieces from the wreath. Try to keep the pieces in order or in groups.
- Glue the pieces onto the wreath using a glue gun. Start with the bottom bigger pieces and work your way up.
- Hang and enjoy!
Coastal Candle Holders:
- Cylinder vase/candle holder
- Rope or twine
- Starfish or sand dollar
- Craft glue (that dries clear)
- White pillar candle
- Paint craft glue around the bottom few inches of the cylinder vase.
- Starting at the bottom of the vase, begin wrapping twine (or rope) around the vase until you reach the end of the glue. Cut the end and glue to base.
- Glue starfish or sand dollar to the twine. Let dry laying flat.
- Once dry, place a pillar candle inside the vase and enjoy!