This colorful beach themed centerpiece will bring a splash of color and sunshine to your front door! It is made with styrofoam so it’s very, very lightweight. It would look great indoors or outdoors.
This post first appeared at Crafts Unleashed, where I was on the Design Team. Click on the supplies to visit their site.
- Wreath Form
- Styrofoam Cones (5)
- Dowel Rod
- Styrofoam ball
- Mod Podge
- Various colors of craft paint
- Hot glue gun
Step one: Paint the top part of the wreath with sky blue paint. Paint the bottom section of the wreath yellow.
Step two: Apply a thick layer of Mod Podge to the yellow section of the wreath form. Sprinkle and press sand into the Mod Podge. Gently tap off the excess.
Step three: Paint each cone a different color. I used bright colors for mine. I chose 5 colors of paint and placed the paint bottles next to each other to make sure they looked good together. To make the painting process easier and less messy, I painted the base of the cone first. Then I stuck a toothpick in the bottom of the cone and painted the top. When the whole cone was painted I set the pick in a styrofoam disk so the paint could dry.
Step four: Paint sections of the ball. I used the same paint colors that I used on the “umbrella”. Let one color dry before starting the next one. I used washi tape as a guide to paint straight lines.
Step five: Stain the dowel rod. I used a Walnut stain. Once the rod is dry, hot glue it to the wreath form. I set mine at an angle.
Step six: Arrange the cones to make a beach umbrella shape. Once you are happy with the arrangement, hot glue to the back to hold the cones in place and let the glue cool. Finally, hot glue the “umbrella” to the dowel rod.
Glue the “beach ball” to the sandy beach under the umbrella. You can embellish the wreath more by adding mini sand pails, tiny beach shovels, or any other beach accesory you can think of. I’m hoping to find a tiny crab to add to my wreath. Have fun crafting, creating, and bringing the beach to your front door!