Coastal Holiday Wreath

Coastal Holiday Wreath

A Coastal Holiday Wreath is ideal for an east coast, west coast, or gulf coast home (and for those of you who desire to live near the coast)! Pencil starfish, burlap, and an inspirational word make this wreath a natural, stunning, and simple wreath you can make!

Coastal Holiday Wreath

Hmmm, I’m thinking Christmas card! Isn’t it pretty? Normally my wreaths are bright and glitzy but this year I’m craving calm colors and simplistic décor. Would you like to learn how easy this Coastal Holiday Wreath is to make? Let’s get right to the tutorial before I grab my flip flops and head to the beach!

Coastal Holiday Wreath

Here is what is needed to make a Coastal Holiday Wreath:

  • A fresh evergreen or artificial wreath
  • Burlap garland or ribbon
  • 2 white twig/coral picks
  • MDF letters
  • Floral wire (green 24 gage, silver 26 gage)
  • 3 white finger starfish (2 large & 1 small)
  • 3 small cream, white, or silver ball ornaments
  • hot glue & heirloom white spray paint (optional)

A majority of these items can be purchased at Michaels Crafts store. Start with a fresh wreath. Make a bow out of burlap garland. Wrap each bow loop with silver wire and make sure bow is secure. Wrap bow base with green floral wire and fasten to the wreath. Then simply insert one twig/coral spray pick into the wreath, on both sides of the bow.

fresh fir wreath Fresh fir wreath with burlap bow

Spray your letters with Heirloom White spray paint. Heirloom white is a softer, creamier color. After they are dry, position and glue them together with a glue gun. Twist green floral wire around the letters in 2 places and secure to the wreath. Also thread the wire through the ornaments and secure them to the wreath.

MDF letters JOYwired letters for wreath (1024x683)add wire to ornaments

Now’s the fun part! Hot glue the starfish to the wreath. If parts of the starfish touch the letters, then hot glue where they make contact.

starfish and burlap wreath

Hang the wreath with a wreath hanger or hang with the burlap garland, folded in half.

Coastal Holiday Wreath

Stand back and enjoy your coastal holiday wreath creation!

Coastal Holiday Wreath

It will be a Coastal Christmas this year at Sand & Sisal, so stay tuned for more tutorials. If you like coastal Christmas decorating then you might enjoy reading how to make Capiz Shell Christmas Trees.



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  1. That’s beautiful! I love that big puffy burlap bow. I also really LOVE how big and full your wreath is. I’m not a fan of skimpy, thin evergreen wreaths. I like ’em full and fat…lol. 🙂

  2. Saw this on Completely Coastal’s FB post. I love your wreath! It’s simple, fresh, and just plain beautiful! This is definitely my style. Thanks for sharing…
    Jane (artfully graced)

  3. I love this! I’m doing a coastal Christmas this year, but I’ve had a hard time finding big shells and starfish. I definitely should have started shopping over the summer! Oh well, now I know for next year. 🙂

  4. Love it! This makes me want to move to the coast for sure. I’m heading back to simple and natural with red berries and burlap.

  5. Love this! Evergreen meets the beach. I decked my holiday wreath with starfish as well this year!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  6. I LOVE IT! I am also doing a Coastal Christmas this year. We live on a little island, so why not? I have the same burlap ribbon just waiting for my tree and a whole pile of sand dollars. I will have to keep your wreath in mind while making my own.


  7. Love this wreath. Great color and design. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  8. I love this wreath, Kim. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

  9. I love this. I redecorated my house in a beach theme & I want to do beach themed Christmas decorations too but my kids are not having it. 🙂

  10. Oh – I really love this wreath! So simple but so over the top gorgeous! I love the white, green, and burlap combination.
    And starfish are one of my favorite things. I have to try this for a wreath. Thanks so much for sharing at SNS!

  11. That wreath is just gorgeous!!! GREAT job! I adore that fluffy bow, too! Your photo would truly make a beautiful Christmas card. 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  12. Great wreath! If course, I love the starfish and the burlap combined. So natural and 100 % sea cottage style!

  13. Coastal chic at its best Kim. A beautiful Christmas wreath.
    I’d love it if you could share this over on my Simply Christmas Inspiration Party at

  14. It’s beautiful! I love the texture and the natural elements mixed with Christmas!

  15. I love, love, love this and I think the burlap bow is what makes it truly spectacular! Love!

  16. I’m stumbling and your wreath popped up in my random stumbling ;)!


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