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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Seashell Christmas Wreath

Here's a cute coastal Christmas idea. DIY a beachy door wreath, using seashells and other coastal treasures that you collect along the shore. All you need for the project is hot glue, a glue gun, and a grape vine wreath from your local craft shop! Star fish and sand dollars really help add that wow factor to your wreath, but they're harder to find. 
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 I bought some at a specialty shell shop Sea Shell City while we were on vacation. They had a spectacular shell selection, and a really neat maritime museum upstairs. The sales staff carefully wrapped all my items in tissue paper and boxed them to prevent breakage! They did a great job with the wrapping, because nothing got broken. And I've had the box stored away for over a year.
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Before I added glue, I arranged my items on the wreath to get an idea of spacing and symmetry.  I chose a alternating pattern and repeated it around, allowing space between items. Next, I added a little hot glue to the back of each shell, and then pressed them carefully onto my wreath. 
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It was super easy! Now my house has that beach house feel all Summer!  
I'm linking my project to these lovely parties!

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