add a touch of the sea with a sweet DIY seashell wreath from dollarwise

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As an island nation, we Bajans feel a natural connection to the ocean. It makes us feel warm, welcome and at home. Not to mention that we have plenty of natural resources to bring into our home to help add that welcome touch! If you are looking for the perfect welcome piece, perhaps to hang on your home door or in a shared space, we have the perfect suggestion: a seashell wreath.

Add a Touch of Brightness from the Sea

Seashell wreaths are a perfect option to freshen up your front door, hang in your living room area, or perhaps even outside in your lounge area. By creating a bright and stylish wreath, not only will you bring the airy coastal theme of the island into your living space, but you will also be able to add personalized art to your collection. An added bonus is that this easy-to-assemble piece is incredibly affordable, and most of the items needed to put it together can be found at your local Dollarwise store.

How to Make It

In order to put together this DIY piece, we suggest you begin by making a trip down to the nearest beach where you should be mindful to collect seashells, starfish and other unique beach treasures that come in a variety of sizes and colors. When collecting these DIY items, consider the colour theme that you are going for, as well as how big of a wreath you are hoping to create (the bigger the wreath the more seashells you have got to collect!).

What to Get

Next, you will need to make a quick trip to your local Barbados Dollarwise to pick up the following items:

  • Foam Floral Wreath Ring
  • Burlap Ribbon or silk coloured ribbon
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
 After that, follow these easy steps to assemble your DIY wreath:

The Seashell Details

First, wrap the burlap or silk coloured ribbon around the foam wreath until it is completely covered. Be sure to carefully glue down the end of the ribbon and to cut off any excess so that the wreath looks neat and tidy. Second, arrange and apply your seashells, starfish, and beach treasures directly onto the ribbon using hot glue. Be generous with your glee. Putting too little glue might create extra work if and when any of the items fall off. Also, be sure to press each item down firmly on the foam so that they are secured in place. Finally, allow the hot glue to dry for a few minutes, and give the wreath a little shake to make sure none of the pieces fall off.

Find the Best Spot in Your Home

Once you have finished assembling your seashell wreath, consider where you might want to hang it, and then go to work to put a nail or an over-the-door hanger in the wall or door that you intend to hang your new DIY piece. After that, the only thing left to do is enjoy and admire your welcoming wreath with guests!

The Best Prices at Dollarwise

For the lowest prices on everything for house and home in Barbados, be sure to visit the Dollarwise location nearest you.