Last week, I got to have a crafting date with a dear friend to make wreaths. We had gone shopping the week before to Hobby Lobby to get our supplies and plan out the wreaths, so when we got together last Tuesday, we could just get crafting.
I found a terrific driftwood wreath base for about $30, and I was able to use my weekly 40% off discount on it to make it much more affordable. Normally, I would never spend this much on a wreath form, as I still had all of the extras to purchase as well. Because the wreath base would actually be much more than a base, however, I could justify having this be the majority of my budget. Because of the driftwood pieces, I wouldn’t have to add too much more to the wreath itself to make my finished beachy look.
At Hobby Lobby, I did get some cute shells, including 2 starfish and a large clamshell. Boy, did those guys stink!
Once it was crafting time, I just got out my handy dandy hot glue gun and went to gluing the pieces in place.
I had a collection of items in one spot (lower right corner), and then the other shells I had purchased around the rest of the wreath. I took a step back and looked at the finished product. It needed some color, so I added the teal chevron burlap ribbon around the wreath. Unfortunately, I did not evenly space out the shells (why had my OCD failed me?), so I didn’t know what to do with one section. Do I double wrap it?
We decided that it looked a little silly that way, so just time to live with it being (GULP) imperfect and not evenly spaced.
So, with that, I glued the ribbon in place, and hung it on the door. I’m very happy with the finished product!