The summer season brings the cozy and alluring idea of beach in mind. You can bring that idea to your home with a beautifully designed beach-themed wreath. This fun DIY project will bring a splash of color and sunshine to your door and interior decoration. We will guide you through the steps of designing this beach wreath.
Keep reading the tutorial to design a beautiful summer-themed ornament that will add spice to your decorations.
Supplies You Need
The supplies you need to start designing include:
- Styrofoam Wreath Form (12-inch recommended)
- 5 Styrofoam Cones
- Dowel Rod (5/8 inch will do best)
- Styrofoam Ball (2-inch)
- Mod Podge
- Crafting Sand and paint (various summer colors)
- Glue Gun
Steps of Making a Beach Themed Wreath
Take the Styrofoam wreath form of 12 inches and paint the 3/4th area with sky blue crafting paint and the remaining with yellow.
Once you have painted the required area, let it dry and then apply a generous layer of Mod Podge to the yellow side of the foam. Sprinkle and then press some amount of crafting sand on the Mod Podge and remove any excess amount of sand by gently tapping. The yellow paint and sand will give the idea of the beach on the wreath. The remaining blue area gives the perception of the ocean.
Take the Styrofoam cones and paint them in different summer colors. We recommend bright colors as they will look more prominent. Choose 5 colors and place them next to each other to ensure they fit well together.
You can minimize the mess and avoid wastage of paint by coloring the cone base and then inserting a toothpick in the center to paint the rest of the piece easily. Use a Styrofoam disk to place each piece and allow them to dry. These cones will combine to make it look like an umbrella.
The next step is to prepare your beach ball. Take the Styrofoam ball and use washi tape to paint the sections. We recommend painting each section evenly with multiple colors to make it look like a beach ball. Use the same procedure that you applied on the cones (inserting a toothpick, placing it on the disk and letting it dry).
Take the dowel rod and paint it brown. Allow it to dry, and then use a glue gun to fix it diagonally with the wreath foam (the base should touch the yellow side).
Arrange the cones so that it resembles a beach umbrella and once you have set the arrangements, apply hot glue to hold them together. Arrange them at the top of the dowel rod and again use the glue to fit them together.
Place the ball at the umbrella base (where the rod touches the yellow part) and hold it using a glue gun. You can add other accessories like shovels, mini buckets, shells, crabs or anything else that you see fit.
Complete Your Design
We have shown you the tutorial to make your DIY beach themed wreath easily. With this guide, you have a general idea of making the ornament, and you can add other accessories that you see fit. Add a touch of summer with other ideas you have in mind and hang it outside for decoration.