Good morning! We are back today with another idea for the Twelve Days of Christmas-Wreaths! Here is a link back to the original post where you can see all the other hosts and their ideas! Don’t forget the inlinkz and the giveaway at the end of this post!
I love the coastal look, which most of you know already, so I made a Coastal Buoy for my Christmas Wreath! This will go much better with my decor!
Here are the supplies you will need:
- Green or white foam circle form
- White paint (optional)
- Strips of cotton or muslin fabric
- Mod Podge
- Silver Duct Tape
- White paint and whatever other color you want to use
- Christmas greens, berries, pinecones, ect.
I bought enough supplies to make 2 wreaths, but you only have to buy enough for one. I found these green styrofoam wreath forms at the Dollar Tree. Because they were green, I painted them white first, but if you buy white ones, you can skip this step.
While the wreaths were drying, I cut strips of muslin to wrap around the wreath. I cut them about 1 inch wide, but they don’t have to all be perfect or the same.
I wrapped each strip around the wreath overlapping as I went. When one ended, I overlapped the next one and continued all the way around. Once I got to the end, I used a little bit of hot glue to keep it from coming undone.
I brushed Mod Podge over the whole thing. Since mine will be hanging outside on the door, this will protect it a little bit, plus it looks a little more finished.
When the Mod Podge was dry, I used painters tape to mark off 4 areas. I will be painting 2 areas turquoise and 2 white, so this will keep the paint from going into the other area. I will be covering the taped area later, so it won’t matter that it’s not painted.
I used a turquoise with some sparkle in it since it’s for the holidays.
Next I cut strips of duct tape and then cut each piece in half lengthwise. These pieces I wrapped around the wreath on the unpainted areas.
I found the perfect rope at The Dollar Tree too! I couldn’t believe they had this. It was even called Nautical!
I made some loose loops, 4 of them and then wrapped another piece of rope around the middle, securing it tightly.
I also tied knots at the end of the loose pieces so it wouldn’t fray.
I used a separate piece of rope to go around the outside of the wreath. I loosely wrapped it around the wreath and secured it with duct tape over the other duct tape. I matched up the ends and secured them too.
For the greenery, I used 2 pieces of greens with berries and a small one with the rope pieces. I placed 2 going up and one going down and I tied them together with twine.
I laid the greenery on the back of the wreath and hot glued it in various places until it was secure.
Once they were attached, I placed the rope bow on the inside of the wreath and tied it on with twine too. I also added a twine loop for the back. I hooked it around one of the bent stems.
I took it outside and hung it on my porch! It’s the perfect touch to my coastal home!
I also made one to go inside the house. I can’t wait to find the perfect spot for it!
I love how it turned out and is perfect for my front porch! What do you think? Let me see what wreaths you have made!
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13 thoughts on “Coastal Buoy Christmas Wreath”
Oh how cool. My husband grew up on the east coast and spent several years in Sea Cadets. He would love this!
I live in the South Carolina Lowcountry, so I’ve been having a coastal Christmas creative spurt myself. The buoy wreath was a great idea!
Thanks so much! It was a lot of fun to make!
What a cute idea, and a very clever use of those foam wreaths!
It looks so pretty!!
Cool idea to make a buoy with the foam wreath and the greenery looks so pretty with it.
Thank you! Have a great weekend!
Your buoy wreath is so clever! I love it!
Thank you! Have a great weekend!
Love the nautical theme!
Thank you! I can’t seem to get enough of the coastal look!
I’m a beach lover so I’m digging the coastal vibe of your wreath. It’s so pretty.
Thank you so much! I already have it hanging in my house!