We love seashells and we love succulents, so when we saw them together in a seashells and succulents wreath at Gump’s, we gushed! Then we saw the price. And we gasped! So we made our own version and we love how it turned out! Starfish, sand dollars, and shells mixed with faux succulents. Our two favorite summer trends in one!
How To Make This Seashells And Succulents Wreath
18” grapevine wreath
1 sugar starfish, 7”
3 sugar starfish, 2½” – 3”
6 sand dollars, 3” – 3½”
4 giant scallop shells, coral, 6” (called “Irish Deep”)
4 large scallop shells, white, 3½” – 4½”
3 flat scallop shells, coral/orange, 3½” – 5” (called “Pecten” or Irish Flat”),
3 flat scallop shells, orange and white striped (called “Pecten” or Irish Flat”), 3”
5-7 various scallop shells, 2½” – 3”
3 white turbo shells, 4”
1 large round artificial succulent, 6”
3 medium round artificial succulents, 3” – 4”
16-18 various artificial succulents (we used 8-10 stems with 2 or 3 succulents on each)
1 bag green moss
glue gun & glue sticks
1. Hot glue the scallop shells to the grapevine wreath starting with the largest shells first. Layer, tuck, and hot glue smaller shells, turbos, and sand dollars on and around big shells. Hot glue small starfish on top.
2. Fill in the rest of the wreath by hot gluing the largest succulents first, then tucking and hot gluing the smaller succulents in the spaces between shells (we snipped the succulent stems apart with wire cutters).
3. Hot glue clumps of moss into the gaps between shells and succulents.
4. Make a wreath hanger out of wire and secure it to the back of the wreath, twisting the ends together.
We love getting pinned!
We just can’t get enough of these summery materials! Do you plan on making your own Seashells & Succulents Wreath? We’d love to know! It might be cute to make a mini version too!
Jennifer & Kitty
If you love shell crafts, here are a few more:
Seashell Picture Frame