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Try this Easy DIY Seashell Wreath for Beautiful Decor!


Make a beautiful seashell wreath DIY to add coastal decor to your home with this easy tutorial and step by step instructions.

Greetings! If you are looking for how to decorate with seashells then I have just the post for you! I finally finished my latest DIY project with help from my kids and many walks on the beach. We absolutely love living close to the ocean and collecting all sorts of treasures.

DIY Seashell Wreath

We found lots of clam shells so I decided to turn them into clam shell decor with a homemade seashell wreath. It turned out so beautiful and could be hung for all seasons and just about anywhere. I think it would even make a stunning piece of coastal art in an eclectic wall gallery!

Diy Beach Seashell Wreath With Clam Shells Pinterest
DIY Seashell Wreath

Grab your seashells and sort them by type. Create a chic coastal decor piece with all of the same type of shells like the clam shell wreath I’m sharing today or mix different type of shells up with drift wood and/or fishing floats to give it an eclectic mix!

For more coastal decorating ideas check out the summer archives category page.


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Materials for beach door wreath:

seashells laid out on a towel for a seashell wreath
Beach finds for coastal decor.

How to make a seashell wreath:

This DIY is super easy but a little time consuming. It takes about four times as much shells as pictured above to cover the entire wreath in shells so take your time or be ready with a lot of seashells!

You can also glue them to a twig wreath more sparingly or use a flat styrofoam wreath form and only glue shells to the front and sides if you don’t want to spend a lot of time on it or have fewer shells.

  • Work in small sections gluing the shells all the way around the form overlapping as much as possible to cover the styrofoam. Be careful with a high heat glue gun and put the setting on low to avoid melting the styrofoam.
  • Use small shells or pebbles to fill any remaining gaps.
  • Remove glue strings!
  • Tie a coastal style ribbon around the top of your wreath to hang.
Diy Seashell Beach Wreath Clam Shells
Hot glue shells onto a styrofoam wreath form.
Diy Seashell Beach Wreath with Clam Shells
Seashell wreaths have such a pretty texture!

The clam shells provide such an interesting texture. I would love to try another shell wreath DIY with a mix of shells for more depth and color and add sand dollars or a starfish or two! Another option would be to bleach all of your shells and hang it from black or black and white ribbon to give it a classic modern look.

Diy Seashell Beach Wreath Clam Shells 4
Cover all sides of wreath with shells to hang on a window or glass door.

Seashell home decor ideas are one of my favorite projects to try because they don’t cost a dime and they have such a chic look about them. Who doesn’t love beach themed wreaths when you live by the ocean or not?

Diy Seashell Beach Wreath Clam Shells 3
Shell wreath on a blue door.
Diy Seashell Beach Wreath Clam Shells 2
Coastal front door decor.

I know DIYs aren’t for everyone or perhaps you don’t live close to the coast so here are some my favorite coastal beach wreaths I found online. You can also use these as inspiration for beach wreath ideas!

If you loved this DIY then you should check out our Emerald Isle beach home tour and our coastal eclectic rental in Okinawa, Japan. Make sure to check out my summer page full of DIYs, decorating tips, and printables for the season.

Do you have any favorite coastal DIYs or decor? Leave me a comment and let’s chat!

Seashell Wreath Beach Wreath Pinterest
DIY Seashell Wreath


  1. I love the seashells! I need to decorate my bathroom with some, but don’t live near the beach! It is so much more fun when you can collect them yourself. I will have to find someplace here that sells some. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Elizabeth! Wouldn’t a mirrored covered with seashells look stunning in a powder room? Ooo, I think you just gave me an idea!

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  2. I am always in awe of how you get some many DIY projects done! Thank you for sharing 🙂 The wreath really looks good!

  3. Stopping by from That’s Fresh Friday link party. Thanks for the inspiration. My parents recently moved to Florida and when my children go to visit they spend hours collecting sea shells. My mom saves them all in buckets. Now I can pack my glue gun and “lots” of glue and make her a wreath. She will love it and mean so much to her. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is just absolutely gorgeous and funny how I just finished the nautical/coastal design article and this would go so well with that.

    Beautiful and so easy to make.

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  5. Oh my goodness, this is the cutest idea! I love it. It’s perfect for a beach house 🙂 And I love that you collected the shells yourself instead of just buying them!

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