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What To Do With All Those Saved Seashells!

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I have a ton of seashells saved from our many trips to the beach and am always looking for creative ways to use them. A friend and I came across a ton of beautiful oyster shells and made these simple candleholders out of them using just hotglue and styrofoam balls.
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $10 Difficulty: Easy
There are only a few supplies needed
Using slightly larger shells at the bottom and gradually getting smaller towards the top, each layer of shells gets overlapped so the styrofoam will be covered up.
This can be done with all kinds of shells, even barnacles (sans styrofoam), and in all sizes.

To see more: http://www.tableandhearth.com/2014/10/diy-oyster-shell-candleholder.html

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  • Michele Riggsbee
    Michele Riggsbee Raleigh, NC
    on Mar 5, 2015

    Awesome! I have a bunch of shells I've collected over the years and have done a few things with, but nothing like this! Thanks for sharing!

  • Michele Riggsbee
    Michele Riggsbee Raleigh, NC
    on Mar 5, 2015

    This is one of my creations. I hope you like it!

    • Judy H
      Judy H San Diego, CA
      on Apr 8, 2015

      @Michele Riggsbee Thanks, Michelle! I've been collecting shells for years, so it will be really great to show them off on a wreath or a canvas. Thanks for the great ideas!

  • This is such a great idea @Emily @ Table & Hearth I've been trying to think of something to do with a ton of sand dollars I have. I'm going to give this a try with them. Thanks for sharing a great idea!

    • Denise Doyle
      Denise Doyle Memphis, TN
      on Apr 8, 2015

      Beverly, that is so pretty and creative and turned out great! You have a lot of sand dollars. I found one whole sand dollar and protected it with glue and water and it is in my curio cabinet.

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Mar 5, 2015

    How pretty!

  • Victoria Varrell Romanchuk
    Victoria Varrell Romanchuk Norwalk, CT
    on Mar 6, 2015

    That's so cool!

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