If the beauty of coastal landscapes enchants you and you wish to infuse your home with a unique blend of coastal charm and holiday magic, I have just the DIY project for you. In this wreath tutorial, I will show you how to craft a coastal-inspired wreath using winter greenery, delicate starfish, sand dollars, eucalyptus, and weathered driftwood.
Create a captivating coastal wreath that will be a pretty addition to your seasonal decor.
Coastal Inspired Holiday Wreath
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Materials For Coastal Wreath:
- Grapevine Wreath (I’m using oval shaped)
- Flocked Winter Greenery
- Eucalyptus (fresh, preserved, or artificial)
- Starfish/Sand Dollars
- Cotton Macrame Cord (bow)
- Hot Glue Gun
For this coastal wreath, I am using an oval-shaped grapevine wreath. A round wreath form would work fine too. Hobby Lobby sells the oval shape for under $10.
To decorate the holiday wreath we will be using flocked winter greenery, eucalyptus, baby’s breath flowers, driftwood, starfish, and sand dollars.
This wreath has a soft look that was created by using flocked winter greenery stems. The fresh eucalyptus with its soft blue hues compliments the tone of the greenery.
Fresh winter greenery clippings could also be used for a fresh version of this wreath.
It’s going to be an asymmetrical wreath and I will only be adding materials to the left half of the wreath.
To create different textures I used a more delicate draping greenery stem and secured it to the top of the wreath (just by pushing the stem end into the grapevine)
Then I layered a larger flocked stem onto the wreath and bent it to follow the shape of the grapevine wreath.
Lastly, I added stems of the eucalyptus to both the top and bottom of the wreath.
Make sure to have all of the greenery running in the same upward direction.
Add Coastal Embellishments
Now that the greenery is all in place it’s time to give this wreath some coastal charm!
To achieve this I’m going to use a combination of my favorite things from the sea: driftwood pieces, starfish, and sand dollars (the sand dollars I am using are fake).
You will need a glue gun to attach everything securely to the wreath for the next few steps.
I tucked in a few pieces of driftwood and hot glued them in place. There is one piece of driftwood near the top, in the middle, and near the end.
Next up I added sand dollars. These are fake sand dollars that I had on hand (from the Christmas Tree Shoppe). Of course, real ones would look fabulous too.
Once again, use a dollop of hot glue on the back of the sand dollar and adhere it to the wreath. Usually, I try and work it so it’s attached to the actual grapevine wreath to make it more stable.
To continue with this coastal vibe I added two different-sized starfishes. Another idea would be to add a few pretty seashells.
Is any wreath complete without a touch of flowers? To keep with the white tones of the starfish and sand dollars I chose white baby’s breath flowers.
Trader Joe’s is the place to find bouquets of baby’s breath for just $3.99. They really have the best price and selection of flowers around!
Sticking with the coastal theme I used a length of white cotton macrame cord to make a simple bow and attach it to the top of the wreath.
Coastal Inspired Holiday Wreath
Here’s the finished coastal-inspired holiday wreath. Simple and beautiful wreath idea that was also super easy to make!
Other Coastal Project Ideas
Along with my wreath project, 16 other bloggers are a part of the Christmas in July blog hop hosted by Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse.