Monday, June 24, 2013

Beachy Driftwood and Seashell Wreath

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I whipped this wreath up today…

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My inspiration came from this Home Goods wreath I found on clearance for $30!  Too much for me…

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Plus I had a box full of seashells and driftwood that I had collected over the last several years. 

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The flat pieces of wood were from Jo-Ann Fabrics, I bought them to use for something else, they worked well for the base.  I cut out a circle (or a shape we’ll call a circle) wreath from some particle board scraps I had in the garage.

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And then just started hot gluing on the layers of driftwood…and just kept going until I could no longer see the particle board.

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This driftwood was collected by me in Maine and Connecticut and some of it came from Scotland (from etsy for this project) and some was sent to me by my Facebook friend Danielle from California. 

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Here’s what the back looks like. I realized I forgot to add a hanger, so I need to figure that out.

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The seashells are all special too, they have been saved for years, I hot glued them right on to the driftwood.

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And here it is…

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I chose not to paint some of the wood, so mine more than a little different from the Home Goods version.

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I’m definitely liking mine more!

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A wreath full of fun memories from the beach…doesn’t get any better than that!

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And how great does it look on my new table/bench?

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I am linking to these great parties!

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42 comments:

Elise@growcreative said...

oh I love anything to do with the beach! This is great!

OneKriegerChick said...

Absolutely gorgeous! It would be perfect in my pool house! I'd love if you would share it at our Summer Wreath Party: http://onekriegerchick.com/2013/06/23/make-along-monday-time-to-link-up/

Hope you have a Happy Day!
Ariean

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love, love, love it. What a great tutorial. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

anastasia anezinis said...

love so much a seashells...your wreath is amazing!!!Thanks for tutorial!
hugs from Greece!

Bev Carter said...

What a great "beachy" wreath. Great idea to put the sea shells and drift wood together.
Have a wonderful week,
Bev
@ Eclectic Red Barn

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, that's truly beautiful!

Milena Yancheva said...

That is adorable! Well done!
Hugs!!!

Corinna Ashley said...

I really really want one of these for my home! It's so much more beautiful than your inspiration piece. I think you did an amazing job!

A Thrifter in Disguise said...

So beautiful! I have so many pieces of driftwood hanging around, but now I know what I'll do with them. I don't have enough for a full wreath yet, but that is now going to be my goal! I definitely like yours better than the Homegoods version. It looks much better unpainted, more natural and organic. Love it!

Recreate and Decorate said...

how cute, 2 of my favorite summer decor , shells and driftwood

Kristin @ Yellow Bliss Road said...

I love driftwood ANYTHING! What a gorgeous wreath. Thanks for linking up to Fun in the Sun!!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hello, I love your wreath, it is so nice. Great for a beach house. I saw it on Petals to picots.
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

Home and Lifestyle Design said...

Love your driftwood wreath. I am loving all things coastal right now. I just attended the Sneak Peek at Dallas Market Center and coastal decor is very popular. Would love for you to stop by my blog sometime.
Thanks, Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Erin said...

Very Very nice...I like yours so much better. And it is so nice that it has meaning & memories behind it...thanks for sharing!!!

Linda Bouffard said...

When I've gone to the beach here in Connecticut I've only found 1 or 2 little scroungy pieces of driftwood. I want to do something like this, too. Thanks for sharing how to make it. Linda

Anne said...

That's a fabulous looking wreath. Well done. I'm a driftwood fanatic - can't help myself, lucky there is plenty at the beach near us in New Zealand.

Jeanine said...

Love it! Your wreath is much prettier than the one from Home Goods!

Kathy said...

Love this... I have a bunch of driftwood, shells and more shells... I am going to ad this to my bucket list! Thanks for the great tutorial!

ingrid@nowathomemom said...

it's a lovely wreath ! I love anything with beach elements! :-)
stopping by from SeeVanessCraft party today!
Ingrid

Un fiore di Crilà said...

Very nice wreath! I love it! Cristina

Kirstin said...

Gorgeous, I love driftwood crafts! Pinning!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Great job! I need to make one of these for my home but I don't have any driftwood! Thanks for sharing!

Susan Homeroad said...

Great project! I'm always working with driftwood... I'm going to have to try this one!
Susan

debra @ HOMESPUN said...

This is so pretty and intricate!

Gail @ http://biblelovenotes.com said...

Your wreath looks way better than the Home Goods one. I didn't realize you could buy driftwood from JoAnn Fabric. Anyway, well done!

Bridgit's Bell said...

Love it!

BeBetsy said...

Love the rustic feel of the wreath-it really turned out nice!

Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sharon and Denise
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Funky Junk Interiors said...

This is truly beautiful, Ellen! And you are right... your inspiration pales in comparison. Well done! I'd love to have one of these!

I've featured you on I Love That Junk and a few other choice places. :)

Debbie T said...

OMG...this is the cutest wreath. I was in the craft store today to make one and could not come up with anything. Your post is right on time. I pinned it too. Thanks!

Jennifer West said...

That LOOKS awesome, and again it's pinned :-) You totally beat me to the punch, I just went to the beach 2 weeks ago and got a ton of shells and stars and was going to make a wreath...now, what to do??!! Lol. It's awesome. Thanks again for linking up. :-)

T'onna Peters said...

Gorgeous wreath! I love that you used driftwood, and the shells are cute! I'm pinning this!

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

Daniela Schiena said...

This is so beautiful! I leave near the beach and I love to decorate my house with shells:)

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

Your wreath is gorgeous! I actually like it much better than the Home Goods wreath. I've been adding a lot of coastal decor to my home for the summer (I've done several posts on this on my blog if you want to take a peek) and I have a little stash of driftwood on my porch that I've been wanting to do something with. Now I know exactly what I'll do with it. Thank you so much for sharing and blessings to you, Patti

Craftysiany said...

This is so lovely, thanks for sharing! A great way to display shells etc from holidays!

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Style Sisters said...

unique and fun!! So cute...love this idea! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/07/centerpiece-wednesday-and-happy-4th-of.html
Karin

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So pretty~ love how it turned out~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a beautiful rustic beachy wreath! I love it!

Pieced Pastimes said...

Your wreath is just lovely! Love the beach and anything that takes me there.
Thanks for sharing,
Suzanne
Pieced Pastimes

Transformations By Jacqueline said...

Congrats your wreath is so beautiful!!!

Shannon Fox said...

Happy to be featuring your lovely wreath on my blog tomorrow. Delighted you linked up to Fun In The Sun with us girls. This is super cute!!

Dianah Rutledge said...

I love your driftwood and sea shell wreath. I have tons of shells but no driftwood. Do you know where I can buy in bulk?

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Ellen, I'm visiting from the Best of 2013 DIY party. Your driftwood wreath is beautiful. I have lots of shells, too, but no driftwood. As soon as I get some, I'm going to try making one of these. Thanks for your tutorial and good luck!