How To Make a Seashell Bookends

5 Materials
3 Hours

If you love beach projects made from seashell. I have an easy one you can do with scraps of wood and seashells.

Supplies you will need

4 Pieces of Wood/Seashells/Stencil/Turquoise Paint/Glue/Liquid Nails/White Paint/Sponge

For this projects you will need two kinds of glue. One for putting the two pieces of wood together and another glue for the seashells.

Step 1: Getting the wood prepared

You will need 4 6 by 6 inches square wood. Paint the wood with a good white primer. Once that dries paint over it with the turquoise paint.

Step 2: Stencil the wood

Stencil the 2 tops of the wood with a coral stencil. Use white paint to go over the stencil. Carefully apply the paint so it does not bleed.

Step 3: Apply the seashells

For the bottom part of the bookends, this is where you apply the seashells using E6000 glue. Apply a little on each seashell and place it on the wood in bunches, close to each other. Let dry overnight. Tip: Leave a space of 2 inches from the top so you have room to glue the two pieces together.

Step 5 Glue everything

Once everything is dried. Glue the tops and bottoms together with liquid nails. The top is the stencil part and the seashell is the bottom.

Step 6: Let dry overnight

Let dry overnight. You can place a bunch of books in front and back of the bookends to give it support.

I hope this brings inspiration of the beach to your home.

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