Coastal Farmhouse Style Tobacco Basket with DIY Lamb’s Ear & Starfish Wreath

Hey friends! I’ve got a really quick and affordable farmhouse DIY to share with you today, a tobacco basket with a DIY lamb’s ear and starfish wreath. It is so cute, perfect for your coastal farmhouse themed decor and costs less than $15 to make! Let’s get into it!

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day! We did, my husband was actually off for once which gave us a shopping day for our trip to Owa, a theme park in Foley, AL, today. I’ll be doing a review of the park soon, so be sure to sign up for my emails you don’t miss it! Be sure to follow me on my socials so you can be alerted about new content!

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Tobacco Basket & Wreath Supplies:

  • lamb’s ear stems, ring, or garland- I used a ring.
  • hot glue gun
  • wired ribbon- I used 1.5″ & 2.5″ ribbon, but just a 2.5” would be fine
  • tape- I used painter’s tape, but any relatively strong tape will work.
  • starfish or sand dollars
  • wire or pipe cleaner
Supplies for a tobacco basket with DIY wreath: starfish, starfish and blue ribbon, lamb's ear wreath, hot glue, and a tobacco basket.

Purchase an affordable tobacco basket.

I got mine online from Walmart, and it was only $7. It’s 15×18, which is perfect for this. When we get home from Owa tomorrow I’ll link the product and a comparable one from Amazon.

Make the wreath base.

I used a ring of lamb’s ear leaves from Hobby Lobby for my wreath. Initially I planned to use a $5 garland from Walmart, but I was out and found the ring for about $5 during a sale and an additional coupon.

The ring was a little too big for my basket, so I cut about 2” out of it with wire cutters.

Cutting the lamb's ear wreath to fit the tobacco basket.

Next I reattached the ends with a little hot glue and painter’s tape. Don’t worry, the ribbon will cover it.

Add embellishments and a ribbon to the DIY wreath.

Add hot glue to the back of your starfish or sand dollars, then attach a piece of wire or a pipe cleaner.

Now, use the pipe cleaner to attach the starfish to the wreath. I used three of them.

Next, you can add the ribbon to attach the lamb’s ear and starfish wreath to the tobacco basket. Place your widest ribbon over the taped section of the wreath and hot glue it in place.

If you’re adding an accent ribbon, center it over the wide ribbon and glue it in place.

Attach the DIY wreath the tobacco basket.

Finally, you can add the wreath to the tobacco basket. Place the ribbon and wreath inside the basket and cut the ribbons so that your wreath will hang in the center. Cut the ribbon, leaving 2” to tape over the back.

Tape the end of the ribbon to top, back of the basket. That way you can change the wreath and ribbon.

Taping the starfish lamb's ear wreath to the top of the tobacco basket.

That’s it! Your tobacco basket with DIY starfish and lamb’s ear wreath is finished!

Isn’t it cute?!

Finished lamb's ear starfish wreath attached to a tobacco basket sitting on a console table with other coastal farmhouse decor.

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    3 thoughts on “Coastal Farmhouse Style Tobacco Basket with DIY Lamb’s Ear & Starfish Wreath

    1. Niki,
      This is really cute!! Thanks so much for the inspiration and thanks for taking the time to stop by!! I hope you are having a great week and that the weekend will be even better!!

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