I am still using the Oyster Shell wreath that I created in May 2012. I update it each season. It has been a fun wreath to have on the porch.
I saw a beautiful, organic oyster shell wreath at a gift store in Ocean Springs a while back and knew I wanted to set out and create one for my home this summer. I am the Acorn at Wisteria Hill, after all. I took what I saw, tweaked i,t and made it my own. At the price they wanted for it, I knew it would be easy and well worth my time.
Any wreath says welcome, and an oyster wreath is an appropriate welcome for the months of summer.
The steps to construct this wreath are very simple.
Materials needed include:
- Grapevine wreath
- Oyster shells (many)
- Liquid cement (I use clear)
- Spanish moss and/or green moss
- Burlap or your own choice of sea worthy/seasonal ribbon (rope would also be nice)
Simply start out with any size grapevine wreath that you desire. Place a large dollop of liquid cement on the back of the oyster shell and place directly on the wreath. You can add Spanish moss, green moss, or grasses in the openings.
Add a bow if wanted. I like it without, but a bow might be nice later. You could use a red, white, and blue ribbon for the 4th of July or an apple ribbon for the start of school. I may add a burlap ribbon at a later date too!
I guess I’ll start taking orders now. What do you think? I will now transform the candle holder on the front porch with oyster shells soon. Projects!
Here I go, again! Obsessed with oyster shells? Definitely!
On my recent tour of Fairhope, AL, J & I came across an oyster shell bottle stopper in one of the local shops. At $89.95, both of us thought the price was way too high. I thought, hmmmmm? I can create one.
With an old bottle stopper, liquid nails, and oyster shells, I set out to create one for much, much cheaper.
Take a look at the two I created recently:
Hint: The process takes days. After a shell is glued into place, allot enough time for drying. I allowed about 24 hours dry time for each shell used. Gravity certainly did not work in my favor. LOL! Trial & error! No two will ever be the same.
I think the two I created will look magnificent on the bottles I store in the dry bar.
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