Hi Kenarry readers! It’s Jennifer and Kitty (the O’Neil Sisters, from RunningWithSisters.com), and we have a fabulous wreath for you: A Succulent Seashell Wreath. We love succulents and we love seashells, so naturally, we put them together to create this colorful wreath!
The Perfect Summer Wreath
This wreath combines trendy faux succulents with timeless shells––perfect for summer! We made a video to go with the steps below. We’ll show you how to attach dollar-store succulents to a simple grapevine wreath, how to arrange the succulents and seashells, and how to finish the look with Spanish moss.
How To Make A Succulent Seashell Wreath
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Materials and Tools
- 12” Grapevine wreath
- 10-12 Seashells: scallop shells, conchs, and augers (2 to 3 inches across)
- 8-10 Faux succulents (2½ to 3 inches diameter)
- Green Spanish moss
- Wire cutters
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
1.) Pick out your best faux succulents
To get started making the wreath, pick out your best faux succulents. We bought some of our faux succulents at the dollar store. What a find! Ours came in little pots, so we plucked them out and trimmed the stems with wire cutters. To attach your succulents to your grapevine wreath, squeeze hot glue onto the stem and back of each succulent.
2.) Glue the succulents onto the wreath
While the glue is still hot, slide the stem of the succulent into the grapevine wreath and press the succulent into place. We like to start with the largest succulents first and arrange them evenly around the wreath.
3.) Add the shells
Once you have the succulents in place, you can add the shells in the spaces in between. To attach the shells, place the glue on the flat parts of the shells that will make good contact with the grapevine wreath.
4.) Place shells between the succulents
Add one or two shells between each succulent. We like to turn the shells in different directions to add movement to the wreath.
5.) Cover the grapevine with small pieces of succulents
Now that all the large succulents and shells are arranged on the wreath, you may have areas of the grapevine wreath showing through. Cover these with small pieces of succulents. We like to trim succulents down for this purpose. Hot glue them into place.
6.) Hot glue small batches of Spanish moss
To finish the wreath, hot glue small clumps of Spanish moss to the inside and outside edges of the wreath. We use a craft stick to press the glue into place so the hot glue doesn’t burn our fingers. When the whole wreath is finished, you can trim any stray sticky-outy pieces of moss with scissors.
Do you change out your wreaths with the seasons? What do you think is a perfect summer wreath? Leave us a comment! And write in with any questions you may have as you make this Succulent Seashell Wreath. We’re always here to help.
Jennifer & Kitty
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While you’re here, be sure to check out these other craft ideas on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home:
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- Faux Succulent Vertical Garden Made From Pine Cones
Jennifer and Kitty O’Neil are sisters and authors of several books including Steampunk Chic: Vintage Flair From Recycled Finds. Their crafting, decorating, and flea market articles have appeared in Woman’s World, Craft Ideas, and Create and Decorate magazines and on the web sites of Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, and HGTV. Their detailed craft videos can be found on Curious.com and YouTube. The O’Neil Sisters share their enthusiasm and their fresh approach to crafting and decorating on their blog, RunningWithSisters.com.