Using Shells to Decorate Flower Pots

Shells can easily be used to 'decorate' flower pots - here are a few examples of some in my garden.
The upright pot is the easiest - I used ready-mixed tile adhesive. The adhesive not only holds the shells in place, but covers the entire background (or surface area) of the pot in a neutral color.
When working with a 'long' container, such as that in this photograph, I found that was best to deal with the ends first. Once that had been accomplished, I rested the container on its long side, and 'decorated' the front. The back was not decorated, as it is not on display.
The rock in the corner of the photograph had a nice shape, so I decided to paint it, and then added some shapes using a silver metallic permanent marker.

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1 question
  • Maribeth Hetherington
    on Mar 22, 2017

    Can you explain what "tile adhesive" is?

    • Valerie
      on Mar 22, 2017

      Tile adhesive is what is used for normal tile applications. It is a type of glue and is already mixed, so you do not have to add water or anything else. You would be able to get it from any place that supplies tiles.

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  • Valerie
    on Mar 20, 2016

    Don't forget to post a photograph when you are finished - enjoy it!

  • Patricia D
    on Jul 7, 2016

    I found premixed adhesive at Lowes in the tile department. Will post a photo:)

    • Valerie
      on Jul 7, 2016

      Enjoy making it - I am looking forward to seeing the end result!

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