Mini Oyster Shell Wreath

It’s been almost 2 years since I made my first oyster shell wreath, and I decided to make a mini version for Christmas!  Really, I saw the cute mini boxwood wreaths with striped ribbon on Pinterest and wanted to do a coastal version of my own – surprising huh?

Mini Oyster Shell Wreath

What you’ll need:

  • Oyster shells!
  • 6″ floral & craft ring
  • Goop liquid cement
  • Clear acrylic gloss spray
  • Ribbon

I used smaller & flatter oyster shells, and found that it took about 7-8 for a mini wreath.  Everything else can be found at your local craft shop!shell-wreath-01

First, arrange the shells on your craft ring..shell-wreath-03

Then use the liquid cement to attach them to the craft ring.  I did this in 2 iterations: First to attach them, then the next day I went around and added some more Goop where I thought it might be needed.shell-wreath-04

I wasn’t sure if I wanted my shells to be facing up or down, so I ended up making 2 different versions.  This is what they looked like when they were attached to the craft rings.shell-wreath-05Next, spray the tops of the shells with the clear sealer to seal the shells in and add some shine.  You could probably do this before you attach the shells too.shell-wreath-06

Finally use the  ribbon and hang your new mini oyster shell wreaths!

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I might end up hanging mine on the mirror by the entry when I pull the rest of our Christmas stuff out.   When is it acceptable to do that? Because we all know I’m waiting…

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