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Twig Coastal Wreath

Crazy for coastal? Summer is that time of the year that I love to add coastal beachy touches to my home. It brings a fresh, casual, and relaxing feel during the warmer months and rather than having to travel hours to get to the beach, I bring the beach vibe straight into my home.

Create this inexpensive coastal wreath using minimal craft supplies. This coastal wreath would also look beautiful above these Cottage Style Beach Frames!

DIY Coastal Wreath

If you have a park near your home chances are you can collect a bunch of sticks and create this stunning coastal wreath perfect for your summer home decor.

DIY coastal decor can either look amazing and elegant or tacky and cheap. If done right, you can create a stunning item for your home, like this beautiful Coastal Ikea Kallax Hack or this Starfish Wall Art.

If done wrong you may be left with a piece of decor you don’t necessarily love. Today I want to show you how to make a statement coastal wreath for your home on a budget while looking gorgeous at the same time!

Supplies to make your own DIY Coastal Wreath:

  • Branches and Sticks – and lots of them! Collect them at a local park, on a bush or beach walk or purchase similar online.
  • Thick Cardboard Box
  • Pruning Shears
  • X-Acto Knife or scissors
  • Pen or pencil (to mark two circles)
  • 2 Lids (find two different sized lids in your kitchen- Use a large lid and a medium sized)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Sea Shells in assorted shapes, sizes, and colors
  • Starfish
  • twine

Helpful Craft Tools

  • Hot glue gun
  • seashells
  • starfish
  • twine

How To Make A Coastal Wreath:

Start by cutting out the wreath form by measuring out a large and small circle on the cardboard you are using. I didn’t do anything fancy.

I got two different sized lids from my cooking pots, placed them on the cardboard and marked an outline with a pen. I used a pair of scissors to cut out the outside and inside of the circle I marked in order to make a ring.

Next, you need to use pruning shears and cut down all the sticks and branches you collected to the desired length you want for the wreath. I made a large wreath, so I made sure to keep all my sticks long.

If I needed to reduce them in size, I would cut them as I was putting the wreath together. I actually found cutting the branches quite therapeutic! haha.

Once the wreath form has been cut and all branches have been trimmed to the desired length, it’s time to assemble the wreath. I started by gathering a bunch of branches in my hand and applying a very generous amount of hot glue to the cardboard wreath from.

I placed a bunch of branches down making sure they faced on an angle. Hold the branches firmly down until the glue completely sets.

Hot glue sets very fast, but it can take a little longer when you are using such a generous amount of glue. Add extra glue for the twigs that do not adhere properly to make sure they all firmly stick together.

To add extra security I used some twine to tie down the sticks.

Repeat the above but this time, don’t worry too much if the branches do not stick to the glue straight away. After adding the glue quickly tie the branches down with twine and then focus on sticking all of the branches down properly.

This makes it easier than trying to hold the branches in place while waiting for the glue to set. Don’t forget to work backwards, adding more sticks overlapping on top of the ones already stuck down. Continue this process all the way around the wreath until it is full and covered.

You will find that that once you have completed adding all of the stick bunches there will still be spots missing sticks that need to look more full. Not to worry.

Grab individual sticks, add a little hot glue to the end of them and press them in between branches into you get your wreath looking exactly how you want.

So that no cardboard is visible, cut thicker pieces of sticks into shorter lengths (cut them on an angle- pictured below). Then individually glue them around the inside of the wreath.

Now that your coastal wreath is looking full and perfect, it’s time to add starfish, shells and whatever other prettiness you would live all around.

Scatter them around the wreath until you are happy with what you have created. I took the “less is more” approach with my wreath but you can add as much or as little as you like!

I hope you love this coastal wreath as much as I do! Now it’s time to display your stunning coastal wreath and showcase a beautiful and elegant statement piece you have DIY’ed all by yourself on a minimal budget. I can guarantee an item like this would be very expensive if you purchased it in a homeware store!

RELATED: If you love wreaths, you won’t want to miss this burlap wreath made using a coat hanger!

Looking for more beautiful beach craft ideas? Check out…

  • Sea Glass Terra Cotta Planter
  • Driftwood Art with a Starfish
  • Coastal Branch Tree for Christmas
  • Mosaic Turtle Canvas
  • Striped Beach Luminaries

This post was originally published on this blog on May 5, 2017.

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