Make This Air Plant Wreath with Seashells

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I needed a new wreath for our front door, and wanted to go with something light & airy for spring through summer. I ended up mixing faux air plants with seashells we’ve collected at the beach on a disk style wreath. I made the wreath for $25—its modern and fresh, and something I can keep up from now through the end of August.

When I design a new wreath I go to a craft store and wander around for an hour. I lay out options on the floor of the store until I’m happy with the general look and price point of the supplies. Then when I get home I lay everything out and play around with the design until it has the feel I want!

Scroll down for details on how to make this air plant wreath with seashells, and instructions on how to hide a wreath hook with ribbon!

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Faux Air Plant Wreath with Seashells

Supply List

-15” Vine Disk Wreath
$7.19 (after 40% off coupon)

-5 Faux Air Plants
$14.95 ($2.99 x 5)

White Grosgrain Ribbon
1 roll for $3.49

-Various Seashells
(already owned)

-Wreath Hook & Tape
(already owned)

Wreath Total:: $25.63

Step 1: Attach an air plant to the bottom of the vine disk (at a 12 o’clock position) by twisting the wire until secure.

Step 2: Attach second air plant to the right side of the vine disk at a 3 o’clock position, twisting wire until secure on wreath.

Step 3: Attach the remaining 3 air plants between the first two faux plants (see image below).

Step 4: individually wedge 4 seashells above faux air plants.

If you are concerned about the shells’ security on the wreath you could hot glue them to the vine disk. Personally I skipped gluing because I’m lazy about that kind of thing-haha. The air plants also help hold the shells in place.

Step 5: Hang the air plant wreath on a wreath hook. Then take a long piece of ribbon and wrap it in front of the hook (see image below).

Step 6: Use a thin piece of tape to secure ribbon to top of door.

Our door closes without a problem when ribbon is attached to top of door. Covering the hook will work best with thin ribbon & tape.

This faux air plant wreath with seashells was easy to make (less than 30 minutes) and didn’t require any glue. It is modern with a touch of coastal, and it can stay up on my door all summer long. And at $25 in supplies it wasn’t expensive to make.

Do you make your own wreaths? It is a fun hobby!

A more traditional design

If you are looking for a more traditional wreath design, you could purchase 2 more faux air plants and stagger seashells with air plants around the outside of the wreath. Have fun with it. Happy designing!

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  1. This is SO pretty! I’ve pinned it to my Best Coastal Decor board, but just now scheduled it to two more boards. Love this coastal wreath, and I’ve never seen the disk at HL before… I’ll have to look next time. Not sure if you link-up at link parties, Julia… but we would love to have you join us this coming Tuesday at Tuesday Turn About… it’s all new! We start at 5pm CST! Hope to see you there!

    1. Oh thank you for pinning it! They had a few different interesting wreath designs when I went last time, hope you find it! I don’t always remember to do link parties but I will definitely check yours out 🙂 Thanks!

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