How To Display A Seashell

6 materials
6 Hours
If you have ever taken a beach vacation I expect you collected a lot of seashells. You bring them home and put them up, right? After all, what can you do with them? Well, I have an easy idea to show you how to display a seashell.
You already have a collection of pretty shells so decide on the one you like the best to display.  The next thing to gather is a candlestick.  I found a glass candlestick at one of my favorite thrift stores but you can also buy them at Dollar Tree.
Decide on a color to paint the candlestick.  I used some leftover paint I had already mixed using Poppie’s Furniture Paint Powder and a beachy blue.  It creates a chalk-like finish.

In order for the shell to display saw a dowel that fits inside of the candlestick and allows it to rest on the candlestick.  If you use a wooden candlestick the dowel can be glued into it.  For the glass candlestick, it is a little different.  I had some Sculpey so I molded it inside the candlestick and stuck the dowel in to create a hole.  Bake as directed.
Use E6000 glue to glue the Sculpey insert into the candlestick and the dowel in the insert.  Paint the dowel to match the candlestick.
Glue the shell on the dowel and the edge of the candlestick.  To protect the paint I used Rust-oleum Chalked Pro Top Coat.  It is a nice way to remember your beach vacation.

Suggested materials:

  • Candlestick   (Thrift store)
  • Dowel   (Home store)
  • Shell   (Beach)
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