Sea Shell Flower Pot

2 Hours

I've always likd these flower pots covered in shells, but the prices are outrageous. I've been collecting shells since I was a surely, I have enough to make my own.
Homemade shell flower pot in mostly shades of white.
I sorted my shells, mostly white, by type.
With Gorilla Glue White, I glued a row of cockle shells around the rim of a terracotta flower pot.........just slightly overlaping.
Because the glue starts so thin, I use blue painters tape to hold the shells on. I have to wait for the glue to completely dry before moving to the next side. This takes a few hours.
Here's my finished terracotta pot with shells completely covering it.
I bought "Alabaster" grout from the home improvement store, and fllled the corner of a plastic bag with it. I twist the end tight and cut the point of the bag off with scissors to make a "piping bag".
Then I pipe my grout into the empty spaces between the shells.
Before the grout dries, I use a damp sponge to wipe away the excess and smooth out the grout surface. I want to make sure enough of the shells are poking through.
I had to wait about 24 hours for the grout to completely cure before I planed a pot in it......

Top Hometalk Projects

18 Easy DIY Projects That You Can Do This Weekend!
13 Essential Repair Tricks That Everyone Needs To Know
18 Adorable Container Garden Ideas To Copy This Spring
13 Spectacular Ways To Display Your House Number
30 Great Jar Ideas You Have To Try
30 Brilliant Things You Can Make From Cheap Thrift Store Finds!
31 Creative Garden Features Perfect For Summer
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
30 Creative Painting Techniques & Ideas You MUST See!
20 Easy Concrete Projects You Absolutely CAN Do!
These Herb Garden Ideas Will Make You Want To Start One Of Your Own
15 Things To Do With Scrap Material
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

1 question

Join the conversation

2 of 11 comments
Your comment...