DIY Shell Hurricane Lamp

This can be called shell hurricane lamp, but it could also be called, "What to do With all those Shells you gathered on your Vacation". Shell hurricane lamp was easier.
These shells were gathered from a vacation to Maine back in 2001. They have sat in my basement ever since. Not because I couldn't think of a project...I just forgot they were there.
I think it goes without saying that you can’t attempt this project without a nice supply of shells, some plain fabric, hot glue sticks and a hurricane lamp.

I originally tried to hot glue the shells directly to the glass but they didn’t hold very well.

Next idea was to cut a piece of fabric the same height as the hurricane lamp and a inch and a half longer than the circumference of the lamp. The bottom edge of the fabric was cut on the finished edge of the fabric (selvage). This piece was cut from a drop cloth.

Pin the fabric in place around your hurricane with the selvage at the bottom. Make a seam where you placed the pins. Slide the fabric back over the hurricane with the seam to the outside.
Starting at the bottom, glue your shells on with hot glue fitting each row into the previous one. Glue the seam open as you go and the top seam down when you get to it. The seams will disappear as you cover them with shells.
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