Beachy Branch Featuring Shells

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1 Hour

I got a cool vase at a garage sale and decided to make a beach themed branch for my beach house.

This was an easy craft using some craft store shells and a branch from the backyard!

The shells need a backing so they will stick to the branch with hot glue. Run a bead of hot glue around the edge of each shell and place it on card stock paper when the glue has cooled use sharp scissors to cut the shells from the they will have a solid back.

Trim the branches to leave little branches you can attach the shells to the large branch by making a "sandwich and attaching with hot glue.

You can attach the shells in clusters and in singles for variety. I wanted the clusters to simulate flowers. I definitely recommend a green branch to do this craft because a dried branch is more brittle.

The other branch is understated allowing the main branch to get all the attention while this branch adds balance!

This pretty shaped branch made the perfect little beach makeover!

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  • Tam Tam on Jul 05, 2020

    Have you always been playing with ideas? I am trying to 'learn' to think differently... it's not until I see people like 'you' that really do think differently that I contemplate other the more I see YOU...I am able to develop ME...SO, have you always played with ideas or did they develop?

  • Met12304105 Met12304105 on Jun 26, 2021

    Love the way you decorated the branch. I really love that vase, where is it from or is it a jar of some sort? Thx, it's all super cute!!


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  • Patty Thurlby Patty Thurlby on Jul 28, 2020

    Wow Olive! Thanks for your kind words!!! It sounds like your deck and porch are adorable! Good luck!

  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Jun 27, 2021

    So unusual and so pretty. Your tip about using paper on the underside of the shell and making “sandwiches “ was a great idea 💕

    • Patty Thurlby Patty Thurlby on Jun 27, 2021

      Thanks! Like they Say necessity is the mother of invention. The shells Wouldn't stick to the branch so the paper sandwich was invented lol