*NUO* Glittered Seashells
Um, Karah gets to celebrate Christmas in the Caribbean…excuse me as I wallow in jealousy. :) Erin
Hi, y'all!! I'm Karah and blog at the space between, and I'm thrilled to be here today to show you some of the easiest ... and thriftiest (one of my favorite things) ... DIY ornaments around. Thank you so much to Erin for having me!!
It just so happens that I live on a Caribbean island! So even though it's November and we're talkin' holiday decor. I just can't stray too far away from anything related to the beach. And how fun to turn a few free finds into Christmas tree ornaments, right!?!?
Here's a pic of me and my girls at one of our favorite beaches ... just to help put you in the warm weather Christmas craftin' kinda mood. :)
All you need for this project are seashells, ribbon, glitter, and glue or mod podge. For tools, you'll need a drill and concrete drill bit.
Project instructions: Drill a hole, glue on some glitter, add a red ribbon hanger, and voila. :)
Now, the drilling was not foolproof. There were
quite a few shell (and even one drill bit) casualties in the process. I ended up using a drill bit intended for drilling concrete. It worked to get through the shells, but sometimes the little suckers still just fell apart.
After drilling, I brushed watered down glue around the shells' edge and just coated it with glitter.
Super simple. And just the right amount of bling to turn basic natural items into ornaments for our rustic driftwood Christmas tree.
I also took a few shells that weren't the pretty white color, painted them red, and glittered them for a few more coastal Christmas touches.
While doing this process, I also realized I could use glue and glitter to cover up some bauble blemishes. Check out how I not only used glitter but sand to upgrade a few old baubles to look new here.
And see 11 of my very own DIY ornament ideas here ... I know, if they're easy enough for me to do, your versions will be even better!! And they're all gonna be inexpensive because I'm
cheap thrifty. :)
Thank you so much for reading about my easy DIY glittered seashell ornaments. If you like reading about easy upcycle ideas and different ways to use things you find at the beach or in the garbage (no dumpster diving shame here!), it'd be great to see you over at the space between.