Thursday, May 31, 2012

Oyster Wreath {How to}

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.
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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!
An oyster welcome, y’all!

Two to geaux.

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  1. That came out great and It looks perfect on your wall!

  2. Beautiful! I'm going to have to add one (or two) of these to my list of projects...would make a great gift for my grandmother who lives in Ocean Springs... Thanks for the great idea!

    1. A to-do craft project is always fun. Just make sure you let it dry well for 24-48 hours. Thanks for the comment. Thanks for following.

  3. Great idea, Ron! I love it! :)

  4. Oh my! I love it. Do you ship? I will send you my email to your email with the size I'd like. Check your inbox soon. This wreath is gorgeous. xo Jill

  5. It looks great Ron, I have wanted to make one for sometime. Where did you get your oyster shells?

    1. I will message you later. I have the contact info. at home. Thanks for the comment and for following the Uptown Acorn.

  6. Loving the oyster wreath! I look forward to seeing more projects with all this time on your hands now. Love me some oysters and Ocean Springs! Win, win.

  7. I really love this. I heart oysters and OCean Springs. A win, win.

  8. Something to keep you busy this summer....LOL!

  9. Hi Ron
    Saw you over at Babs place and thought I'd have a nosey around your blog which I like very much. Look forward to following your projects. Great looking wreath by the way.

  10. The wreath looks wonderful, Ron. We were at a restaurant in Norfolk recently and the entire parking lot was covered in oyster shells. I started to pick up a few for a similar project but my husband told me he would not post bail if I were arrested. lol. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

  11. Ron, your wreath is absolutely gorgeous! It's perfect on your porch and has that great coastal look and very upscale. :)

  12. Oh, it is so different and so creative. Love it. How fun, I am sure it is a great conversation starter. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  13. i text my son in law out in oregon and said get me lots of those oyster shells I like LOL

    I brought a shoe box full once from Northwest coast , still have them in my big planters

  14. Awwww....thanks, Ron!!!!! This will be my first crafting project! (as soon as I find some oyster shells) west of!!

  15. Where do I get a lot of oyster shells? Do I stalk the trash at Mike Andersons or ACME????

  16. Third time I've tried to comment, hope it isn't sending them all to you! Where do I get oyster shells?????

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  20. May I say, how much I love this wreath. I would so make this, if I had access to oyster shells. Great job.

  21. I am curious about the choice to use the hard as nails glue. Why did you pick this over a hot glue?

  22. Why did you decide to use the hard as nails glue? Is there a reason you did not use a hot glue gun?


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