I’m back with another Pinterest Challenge! This time, I’m sharing a mini hoop sea shell wall hanging tutorial!

Mini hoop sea shell wall hanging

If you aren’t familiar with the the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, it’s a hop to help motivate all the participants (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen!


This month, the pin that inspired this mini hoop sea shell wall hanging goes to some weird download page that has nothing to do with the image. Boo, I hate when that happens. Thankfully, the pin image was clear so it wasn’t too hard to replicate.

Mini Hoop Sea Shell Wall Hanging


  • mini embroidery hoop (only use the inside hoop)
  • sea shell
  • drill/small drill bit (use a bit size that will accommodate the twine)
  • twine
  • white cord
  • glue gun/glue sticks
  • various wood beads
  • scissors
  • tape
  • ruler

How to:

Preparing the Sea Shell

Mini Hoop Sea Shell

  • Drill a hole in the sea shell.
  • Cut twine about 30″ and fold in half.
  • Tie a knot at the looped (closed) end and add tape to the loose ends (this makes it easier to add beads) and add a wood bead.
  • String the open ends of the twine through the hole, making sure the bead is behind the shell. Set aside.

Preparing the Mini Hoop

Preparing the mini hoop sea shell wall hanging

  • Wrap twine around a 3.5″ portion of the mini hoop, making sure to add a dab of hot glue to hold the twine in place.
  • Place the beaded shell so that it hangs in the center of the hoop and the hoop sits between two pieces of twine. Add a dab of glue to the twine to help hold it in place.
  • Add several beads to the twine, making sure it sits on top of the mini hoop.

Bottom of the Mini Hoop

Mini hoop sea shell wall hanging bottom

  • Cut the white cord – 1 – 28″ length, 2 – 26″ length, 2 – 24″ length, 2 – 22″ length, 2 – 20″ length, and 2 – 18″ length.
  • Loop the 28″ cord at the bottom center of the mini hoop. Add the remaining cords, using the longest to the shortest around the center cord.
  • Optional – Fray the ends of the white cord.

Mini hoop sea shell wall hanging

Now the mini hoop sea shell wall hanging is ready to be displayed. My daughter added it to her growing dream catcher collection.

dream catchers

If you liked this tutorial, be sure to check out my Vintage Doily Bohemian Dream Catchers, Giant DIY Prosperity Mandala Dream Catcher, or this Summer Bead & Shell Wind Chime.

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  1. So relieved to see there’s no sewing or crocheting or macrame involved in this adorable dream catcher. Which means….I can do it!! Woo hoo! And I adore the doily dream catchers you pictured, too. So very pretty!

  2. This is a really pretty way to add a little coastal charm to your decor. I’ve had that trouble with a few pins as well. You did a wonderful job making the project! Pinning and sharing

  3. I love how this turned out, Erlene! Beautiful and just perfect for the wall! I’m glad you didn’t give up on replicating it after the link wasn’t viable. There seems to be too many times this has happened to something I was interested in making. What gives???

  4. I love finding fun ways to display shells. Your wall hanging looks great, Erlene. Thanks for the detailed tutorial. Pinning and adding it to my I want to try list!