Glass Float Summer Wreath

Glass Float Summer Wreath

Decorating with rope is a hot trend right now and you all know how much I love my sisal rope! You’ve seen my projects using sisal rope on my Sisal Shade, my Textured Cones, and my in Sisal Obsession. So pairing rope and glass floats seemed like the perfect for a beautiful Glass Float Summer Wreath.

Glass Float Summer Wreath

To make a

Glass Float Summer Wreath

you will need the following:

Straw wreath

sisal rope (any size you like)

Glass Floats (purchased or click here to make your own glass floats)

Straight pins & hot glue

Sea shells, starfish, sea glass, beach grass, or any other beachy décor you like.

Start wrapping your straw wreath with sisal rope. Easily secure the rope to the wreath with straight pins along the backside.

Pin rope onto straw wreath

I used what I already had on hand. I had 2 different sizes of rope and alternated wrapping them around the wreath in wide bands.

wrap wreath with rope

After your wreath is wrapped with rope, decorate your wreath with starfish, shells, sea glass, and glass floats. For a step by step tutorial on how to make your own glass floats click here. Group and secure your glass floats together with twine and wrap around your wreath where desired. TIP: hang your wreath upright and THEN decorate it to ensure good visual balance and design.

Glass floats

Attach large starfish with stretchy, clear cording. It is virtually invisible and inexpensive. I purchased the cording at Michaels.

Wrap shells with elastic cord

Group your sea shells, starfish, and glass floats along the bottom of the wreath. Tuck in pieces of colorful sea glass as filler around your starfish. Secure shells and glass with hot glue. You can find bags of manufactured sea glass at Pier One.

glass float wreath

glass floats

Summer Wreath

Nautical Decor

Glass Float Summer Wreath: it’s the perfect coastal décor that sings the arrival of summer!

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  1. Great idea and I love the rope. I bought some the other day ….have no clue what I’m going to do with it but I bought it! 🙂 Perfect wreath for sure near the beach or even at my house. I can send you my address if you have nothing better to do and want to make me one 🙂 heheheheheh

  2. Beautiful wreath. I love the sisal and the floats and, of course, the starfish. So pretty for summer by the sea.

  3. Stunning! I love this wreath – the perfect combination of seaside elements.

  4. That is just absolutely beautiful! What a fun wreath for summer. I’m so enjoying your blog and all of your amazing projects and ideas! 🙂

  5. You are a genius! I love this wreath to death! The Christmas bulbs as glass floats…I’ve got to stop now, my heart is beating too hard.

  6. Gorgeous!!!

  7. Can this be outdoors for the whole summer? Rain, wind, and storm? I had an issue with my starfish molding last year! 🙁

    • Kelly's Cove Girl says:

      I had the exact same thing happen to my seashells and starfish wreath, which I had ordered from a catalog. Moldy! 🙁 It wasn’t even outside, it was hanging inside my front porch.
      So with this wreath, I’d bring it in when the weather doesn’t look like it’s going to be sunny. Wouldn’t want to take a chance and ruin the new wreath. I guess it’s really meant to be a “Summer” display only…unless you live in areas where the sun shines most of the year ( lucky you!)


  8. Love it!

  9. Awesome. Love the rope.

  10. GORGEOUS!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Too bad I am so uncrafty….

  11. This is beautiful! Awesome idea, as always, Kim 🙂

  12. Love this! I was at a local craft store the other day and thought of you, the store had clearanced all their shells half price! I thought Kim would go crazy in here LOL.

    Stop by my blog I have a rub’n buff giveaway going!

  13. Love this! I was at a local craft store the other day and thought of you, the store had clearanced all their shells half price! I thought Kim would go crazy in here LOL.

    Stop by my blog I have a rub’n buff giveaway going!

  14. I LOVE your wreath! It’s really beautiful, and totally beachy 🙂 And such a great way to display ocean treasures 🙂

  15. I love this wreath…will have to try my hand at it!…I have antique glass floats so I will grab a few of them and try and re-create your beautiful wreath!

  16. I have a ‘Real’ glass float that I’ve had for YEEAAARS! What a great idea to use it on a wreath! I love the wreath… makes me feel as if I’m at the beach… listening to the waves…

    I’m visiting via Today’s Creative Blog

  17. Oh my gosh Kim I absolutely love that. I have never been a beachy girl but sweet mother of mercy you are turning me into one. Fbed and pinned.

  18. So cute. Love all you sand & sea inspired decor. Gorgeous =)

  19. Beautiful wreath! I love how you aded the twine to simulate a life bouy!! Never thought of using glass ornaments as glass floats! So creative and pretty! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Heather

  20. Thank you for sharing, I am definitely going to make this as part of my summer decorations

  21. Such a clever and beautiful wreath! Love it!

  22. Kim,

    I just love this wreath! I’m definitely going to try this.I’m a sisal lover too..I have it everywhere:)

  23. Anonymous says:

    me too !!

  24. Kelly's Cove Girl says:

    Kim, you have just inspired me for yet another project!!! Good thing it’s early Spring and I have enough time to get this wreath project going for the Summer. I looks great and not too, too difficult to make. I’m going to use my 40% off coupons at Beverly’s to buy the most expensive item(s) of this craft project.
    Your ideas are so awesome.

  25. Love your blog and this project with jute – so fun and summery – I think it’s my favorite of all your jute projects!!! Just wanted to let you know I featured you in my roundup of jute craft projects here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  26. This is SO lovely!! I’m sharing this in a 5 for Friday roundup of Summer Wreaths on my blog today, including one pic and a link back to this post. I also linked to your glass float tutorial. Thanks for sharing how to make this!

  27. I know you made this wreath a couple of years ago, but I just wanted to let you know I’m featuring your wreath in my Summer wreath round-up tomorrow! (If you would rather not be featured, no biggie. Just let me know). It’s beautiful!!



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