DIY Seashell Wreath for the Front Door

Last Updated on September 11, 2023 by ellen

This seashell wreath for the front door is a simple shell wreath you can make using shells from the beach. Add some nautical decor to your beach house or home.

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This seashell wreath for the front door is a simple shell wreath you can make using shells from the beach. Add some nautical decor to your beach house or home.

Seashell Wreath for the Front Door

You can make this shell wreath to give your front door a beach theme. It works well for a beach house or any time you want to remember your trip to the beach.

Beach decor is popular in the summer for patios and outdoor spaces. Add blue and white details to create a nautical look that’s perfect for entertaining. Or, change the colors to match your decor.

a close up of seashells in a person's hand

Where can I find shells for a wreath?

You can find shells from many sources. One of the best is at your local beach. Take a walk and collect different types of shells to make a variety of sizes for your wreath.

You can also buy shells online from places like Amazon. Seasonally, I find seashells at Dollar General in the summer entertaining aisle.

Can I hang this wreath outside?

Yes, you can hang your shell wreath outside. But, it will not stand up well to the elements. I recommend you hang your seashell wreath on an inside door or underneath a deck overhang.

It works well as wall decor in your home. That way you can put it up each summer and pack it away when you want to change themes.

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How do you attach seashells to a grapevine wreath?

A great way to attach seashells to a grapevine wreath is with hot glue. Place a line of glue down the stem of the shell and press it against the wreath. You can also use craft wire, thread or fishing line.

Tie the shells onto the wreath base in whatever pattern you like. Use smaller shells for detail work and larger shells to make a statement.

Make sure all the shells are secure and your wreath is ready to hang!

supplies to make a wreath

Seashell wreath supplies

18-inch grapevine wreath

5 zip ties

Nautical Rope

Sea Shells, or if you take a trip to the beach grab them

Dollar Tree Ombre Tote Bag (or net tote bag)

Hot Glue Gun

Scissors

cutting ombre netting

How to make a seashell wreath

Start by cutting the ombre tote bag handles off so you just have the netting. If you don’t have this bag at your local store, you can buy netting here.

attaching netting to a wreath

Trim so that it stretches to fit inside of the grapevine and secure with zip ties. Trim the ends of the zip ties

putting hot glue on a shell

Using the hot glue gun, hot glue the shells to the grapevine wreath. Make sure to add hot glue to the grapevine wreath where you are going to add the shell to make sure it is secure.

attaching rope with hot glue

Lay out the nautical rope onto the grapevine wreath to see exactly how much you need. Then trim the end off and add the nautical rope to the grapevine wreath using the hot glue.

close up of a beach shell wreath

Optional add ons

You can add other decor items to your seashell wreath to customize it. Here are a few ideas to make beach themed wreaths:

  1. Flowers
  2. Starfish
  3. Twine
  4. Ribbon
  5. Beach art

Looking for beach vibes decor? Check out these tips to create a beachy bedroom, including this DIY beach vibes sign you can print and frame.

Best colors for a shell wreath

If you want to use this seashell wreath as part of your nautical decor, the best colors are white, tan, blue, or turquoise.

I love the pop of color that the red adds into this seashell wreath. But, you could easily choose a more traditional color instead.

Seashell wreaths can always be customized to your decor. So, if the main color on your patio or in your room is green, don’t be afraid to use a different color in your shell wreath.

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DIY Seashell Wreath for the Front Door

This seashell wreath for the front door is a simple shell wreath you can make using shells from the beach. Add some nautical decor to your beach house or home.

This seashell wreath for the front door is a simple shell wreath you can make using shells from the beach. Add some nautical decor to your beach house or home.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty easy

Materials

  • 18-inch grapevine wreath
  • 5 zip ties
  • Nautical Rope
  • Sea Shells, or if you take a trip to the beach grab them
  • Dollar Tree Ombre Tote Bag (or net tote bag)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Tools

  • hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Start by cutting the ombre tote bag handles off so you just have the netting.
  2. Trim so that it stretches to fit inside of the grapevine and secure with zip ties. Trim the ends of the zip ties
  3. Using the hot glue gun, hot glue the shells to the grapevine wreath, Make sure to add hot glue to the grapevine wreath where you are going to add the shell also to make sure it was secure.
  4. Lay out the nautical rope onto the grapevine wreath to see exactly how much you need.
  5. Trim the end off and added the nautical rope to the grapevine wreath using the hot glue.

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