DIY Nautical Keepsake Shells Wreath

DIY Nautical Keepsake Shells Wreath

This tutorial shows you how to create a nautical beach wreath using keepsake shells and supplies from the Dollar Tree store.

What you need

14 Inch wire wreath form (Dollar Tree)

Metal Relax sign (dollar Tree)

Sea Shells collected from the beach or store bought

3 packages of clothespins

White Spray Paint or any white paint you have

Coffee pod or coffee

Container to let the clothespins soak in coffee, I used a metal tin I had

Waverly Chalk Paint color was Pool


Hot Glue Gun



If you’re looking for a fun and creative way to bring a touch of the ocean into your home, look no further than this DIY Nautical Keepsake Shells Wreath tutorial. With just a few simple supplies from the Dollar Tree store and a little bit of creativity, you can create a stunning wreath that captures the essence of the beach and the sea.

This wreath is perfect for anyone who loves nautical decor or who wants to add a unique touch to their home. It’s also a great project for those who enjoy crafting and DIY projects. Whether you’re an experienced crafter or just starting out, this tutorial is easy to follow and will guide you through every step of the process.

To create this wreath, you’ll need a variety of keepsake shells, a foam wreath form, hot glue, and some twine or ribbon to hang the finished product. The Dollar Tree store is a great place to find all of these supplies, making this project both affordable and accessible.

Once you have your supplies, you’ll begin by arranging your shells on the wreath form, creating a pattern or design that suits your personal style. Then, you’ll use hot glue to attach the shells to the form, being careful to create a secure hold that will keep your wreath looking great for years to come.

As you work, you’ll be able to see your wreath taking shape and coming to life, creating a beautiful and unique piece of decor that will be a conversation starter in any room of your home. Whether you hang it on your front door or use it to add a touch of seaside charm to your living room, this nautical keepsake shells wreath is sure to become a cherished part of your home decor. So gather your supplies, get creative, and start crafting today!

Start by spray painting one package of the clothespins white (I did 2 coats)

Take one package of the clothespins and soak them for a few hours in coffee, then either put them in the oven on 200 to dry for an hour or put them outside to naturally dry

Take the last package and you will only use half of this package and paint them with the Pool Waverly Chalk Paint

I alternated the colors as I liked that type of look, and clipped the clothespins onto the inner wire ring

Once all of the clothespins are on, I added the shells using the hot glue gun

I next decided to paint the relax metal sign with the pool chalk paint (2 or 3 coats)

You can use some nautical rope to create a hanger on the top (optional)



  1. This wreath is really cute, I’d also add a mirror on the back to add more pop to it. Thanks for sharing, has given me inspiration to make this and other wreaths in different colors and seasonal items to use, i.e., winter, autumn/fall, spring…so many cute ideas come to mind using the basic materials!

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