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
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!
First, arrange the shells on your craft ring..
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.
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.Next, 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.
Finally use the ribbon and hang your new mini oyster shell wreaths!
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…
11 Thoughts on “Mini Oyster Shell Wreath”
I love these! I have a wreath problem — we have like 4…But I obviously need a fifth now.
Haha I have a garage full, got ya beat!
Okay, so I’m not the only one with a wreath problem then… Obviously, I need one for each month of the year (right?) but then for Christmas you definitely need multiple. These would be so cute all over the house. Kelley, where do you get your oyster shells?
Haha it appears most people have a wreath problem! I get them from oyster roasts (aka I’m the crazy lady leaving with dirty shells that I clean), the beach, and an oyster recycling place near our house.
This is the cutest idea!! I need more oysters in my life!
Meg, Borrowed Heaven
Yup – adding these to my ever growing list of “crafts by Kelly” that I want to do!
Girl, I already have all my Christmas stuff out. Don’t be ashamed!
Also, we do arts & crafts at New Years every year, so I’m going to add this to our to-do list!
Haha I’ve decided that things are going up this weekend!
Oh my gosh what a cute and fun DIY! I might be doing this this year for a fun family craft.
Erin, Attention to Darling