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04 June, 2014

Summery Pier 1 Inspired Seashell Wreath

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pier 1 Inspired Seashell WreathI’m excited to join the gang at All Things Home for the Elements of Summer tour and to share my latest summer project…my Pier 1 inspired seashell wreath! After all, what says summer more than seashells?

Pier 1 WreathIf you know me, you know I am a big fat copy-cat! And as soon as I saw Pier 1’s Coastal Shells Wreath, I fell in love! But there was one big problem for me…it costs $60! Yikes! So my little wheels started turning…

Oz …and with the help of our CEO Miss Ozzie, I figured it out! And it was so super easy that I really can’t call it a tutorial…it’s more of just a list of supplies and sources.
Here’s what you will need:
  • Sunburst grapevine wreath (Mine came from Hobby Lobby at $12 with a coupon)
  • Seashells (Also from Hobby Lobby in a plastic drawstring bag at $7 with a coupon. The starfish was an additional purchase at $1.50 with a coupon.)
  • White spray paint
  • Hot glue gun
  • Jute twine to hang the wreath
And here’s what you will do:
  • Spray paint the wreath and let it dry.
  • Arrange the shells on the wreath in a pattern that pleases you. Mine is relatively symmetrical since the shells in the package came in pairs.
  • Hot glue the shells to the wreath. You may find that you have to hold them in place for a minute until the glue cools and holds.
  • Attach the twine.
 And that’s it!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pier 1 Inspired Seashell Wreath You may notice that the Pier 1 wreath had little starfish and ornaments that were painted blue, but when I saw all the wonderful shades of orange in my shells, I knew that I would leave them natural.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pier 1 Inspired Seashell Wreath Be sure to look at all sides of the shells as you place them. Some of mine that appeared to be plain and white from the front had the most beautiful yellow underside!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pier 1 Inspired Seashell WreathAnd here it is again! I am so happy with the result…and mine only  cost about $20 instead of their hefty $60! Woo hoo! I haven’t decided yet for sure, but I am leaning towards using it to create a beachy mantel for the summer!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Starfish Pillow And just in case you need another summery idea, here’s my oh-so-easy no-sew linen and burlap starfish pillow! You can see how I made it here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fun and Easy Summer Projects And I have also pulled all of my favorite summer projects together in one place…including pillows, Mason jar candles, paper crafts and more! You can see them all here.

Be sure to visit these wonderful blogs for lots more summer inspiration!

Monday, June 2nd

Tuesday, June 3rd

Wednesday, June 4th

Thursday, June 5th

Friday, June 6th

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my seashell wreath! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants. 
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Tuesday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays ,  French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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  1. Your wreath turned out great Debbie! I like it even better than the inspiration wreath-enjoy:@)

  2. Oooh - I love it, Debbie! It turned out wonderful. I like much better than Pier I's version. MIss Ozzie is such a great helper. ;)

  3. I think Miss Ozzie should give you a raise! great wreath and perfect for the summer months.

  4. Its lovely my friend. What a fun idea to have a group of you share summer themes. Hugs P.S. I hope you will share at my hop tomorrow.

  5. What an easy and so so beautiful wreath! I love how you find things you like and then recreate them. You are one of the most creative (and nicest) people I know!

  6. Love the wreath and the pillow. Both are fabulous.

  7. Great summer ideas! I like your wreath better than the one from Pier I. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Don't you love being able to replicate the look for less! I know I do! Great summertime project and I'm also in love with the starfish pillow!

  9. Love your wreath--thanks for all your beach-themed projects!

  10. This is lovely - I agree that it's prettier than your inspiration!

    Pinning and sharing on FB>

  11. Debbie, I love your wreath! Yes, I'm so glad you didn't paint the shells... the natural colors and textures are so appealing!

  12. So pretty Debbie! I love the shells just as they are and Miss Ozzie is so pretty!

  13. This wreath is very pretty love all the different shells.


  14. This is so pretty, Debbie! I'm completely behind in decorating for summer, but you and all the other ladies have given me great inspiration! Thanks for joining our tour!

  15. So pretty! I definitely like yours better than your inspiration photo. You are going to really enjoy this over the summer!

  16. Beautiful, better than the inspiration for sure!

  17. You always have such clever projects!! What a pretty wreath.

  18. Debbie - I just adore your knock-offs and this time you outdid yourself again! Just stunning. Oh, and that starfish pillow is adorable too!

    :) Linda

  19. It came out great and I like your version better!!! :)

  20. You're a smart cookie!! I need to get to Hobby Lobby and get some seashells--I won't be going to the beach this year, and you've inspired me to create some beachy decor. Love this!

  21. Love your copy-cat wreath way more than it's pricey inspiration! And your starfish pillow is seriously calling my name.

  22. Love it! Have the wreath, just need to go to my favorite "Hobby Lobby Beach" to collect more shells to make my own copy of your copy! Thanks for the inspiration!

  23. What a fun wreath! I love the beachy feel! Such a great idea!

  24. LOVE that wreath! Great project!

  25. I love that you added the shells just to the interior of the wreath. So lovely. Please come share at our link party going on now!

  26. Such a pretty wreath. It definitely makes me long for some beach time. Have a wonderful week.

  27. Wow what a lovely wreath. Its gorgeous! I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

  28. Hi Debbie, I've been wanting a seashell wreath, loved the one at Pier One, can't wait to make one. I'd never pay $60 either. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Have a great weekend. Jeannie


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