Potpourri Beach Wreath

side view of wreath

I have been thinking about the beach and the warm, sunny summer days lately. It has been frigid cold here in Wisconsin, again. I am hoping these happy thoughts and DIY projects will get me through! Only a few more months to go until the spring bloom.



grapevine wreath
To start off this potpourri wreath project you will need:

-grapevine wreath(s)

-one bag of potpourri

-green moss

-objects to personalize your wreath ( I used some zebra mussel shells my girls found at the beach.)

-ribbon or fabric for hanging

-glue gun

potpourri mixture

This wreath project was pretty budget-friendly for me. I already had the potpourri. The mixture was full of great textures, shapes, and neutral colors. Sola flowers are one of my favorites to work with. They appear so delicate. There were many different types of nuts in the mix as well. I love that earthy natural look.
green moss

I did have to make a trip to Michael’s {I know, twist my arm} to purchase a bag of moss. There are so many different textures and colors to choose from. I wanted a nice spring green color to give my neutral color palette some oomph. I was pleasantly surprised at the smell of the moss-earthy and sweet.
cotton ribbon

Ever wonder what to do with that pretty ribbon that is attached to the packaging of sheets, blankets or towels? I always seem to save them for that “ah ha” moment. I was tickled pink when I could actually put these vintage looking, beige ribbons to use.

zebra mussel shells

Zebra mussel shells are found everywhere along the shores of Lake Michigan. I know they are becoming quite the problem within the lake system, but they are fun to collect and put to use in a DIY project.

zebra mussel wreath

Once I had all of my supplies, I started laying out the pieces of potpourri  on the grapevine wreath. I wanted to do a dry run, making sure that I liked the way the pieces were fitting together.

potpourri wreath placement

wreath potpourri placementwreath design

Once I had the pieces in place, I started hot gluing. I had to remove a few of the top layered pieces to glue the bottom ones first.  I worked my way around the entire diameter. I did glue the moss, but I also tucked the pieces inside some of the grapevine wreath nooks.

single wreath hanging

This past summer, I had found these white shutters along the curbside. {Yes, I am THAT person.} They were in really good condition and only required some scrubbing with soap and water. Did I mention they were FREE?

close up wreathwreaths together

The potpourri wreaths add some nice contrast to the white shutters. Wouldn’t you agree? The potpourri also has a bit of fragrance to it, so they act as a natural room freshener. {Make sure you like the scent when purchasing bags of potpourri. I have made the mistake of buying on clearance for the color and textures, but then I can’t stand the fragrance. Not worth it, unless you plan on putting it in apothecary jars for display.}

wall view of wreaths

Your favorite essential oils can be added to these DIY wreaths once the initial fragrance has faded. Beth, over at Unskinny Boppy has a great essential oil 101 on her blog.  You can check the post out HERE.

I too, have essential oils in my house with lavender being my favorite. When I go to the spa {seems like it has been forever since I relaxed there}, I will usually go with lavender or grapefruit fragrance. Essential oils are amazing!

Have you ever tried them? If so, what is your favorite?


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  1. Love the fresh summery look! 🙂 I save all my ribbons too 😉 as for essential oils, I love peppermint for my sore muscles, and the smell of cloves is just heavenly to me 🙂

    • I am glad I am not the only one who saves those ribbons!! Peppermint is another great one! I will have to check out the cloves, this one would be new for me! Thanks for your post. Have a great day!

  2. Hi, I follow your page on Facebook and so your link to this post! I love using the potpourri for your beach wreath. This makes me want Summer to get here also. Thanks for sharing!

    • So glad you made it over to the blog Betsy! Thank you for following me on Facebook! I have some great fans! Take care!

  3. I love how green moss can add so much “life” to a project! The shutters are a great backdrop! Great job!


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