Pumpkins and Sea shells? Yes! If you’re going for coastal autumn decor, they can go well together! I decided that since I was going coastal with my fall decor, it needed to begin at my front door. This is an easy DIY wreath that can be made in under 30 minutes.
I thought I had my fall wreath completed when I made a wreath in August. But, it wasn’t really working with my other fall decor this year and Gloria loved it. So, I gave that one to her and went to work making a new one that combines my coastal decor with fall decor.
I started with another grapevine wreath and gathered the items I would need for the new look.
Coastal vase filler
I wove the rope into the grapevine all the way around and hot glued it in place at the top of the wreath.
I first tied the pumpkins on, but that didn’t work as well as I hoped, so I added a little bit of glue to them as well to keep them secure.
I used an orange burlap bow that I made last year for my mantel. Then, I tied a piece of teal burlap ribbon around it into a bow on top. I tied the bows onto the wreath with twine.
The next step was placement of the shells and other filler items. I placed them in various positions until I was satisfied with the balance and then hot glued them onto the wreath.
Hanging the wreath and stepping back to have a good look at it gave me a better look at the empty spots and I could easily see where I need to add in more filler. I continued to hot glue more pieces until it was full enough.
I like the combination of orange and teal to blend coastal with autumn. I bought the pumpkin wreath hanger at Kirkland’s and hanging against my black front door makes it all really stand out.
What do you think? Do pumpkins and sea shells go together? It’s not a look that everyone will love, but I’m happy with it and there’s not another coastal autumn wreath in my neighborhood!