I wanted a small table to go between the patio lounge chairs I upcycled. I had a 20" terra cotta pot that I painted yellow and a great idea! Here's what I did...
Seashell Outdoor Table!
I already had a bag shells, but I purchased a bag of sand and a 24" glass top.
A terra cotta pot is very heavy. I wanted to be able to move it around without hurting myself...so I gathered pieces of Styrofoam and cardboard to fill the pot 2/3 up from top, this would keep the pot from being too heavy while still having it full.
I cut a circle from cardboard that fit pretty well on top. If you can fully seal off the top of the pot, you'll need less sand for this project.
Then I added the sand. I poured in enough so that it created a smooth, solid surface.
Then you just add your shells!
It is so beautiful....so easy to make...and is a wonderful memento of your happy times at the shore.
If you don't have any shells, you can purchase a bag for under $10 at Walmart. Check out more of my unique creations at: kelleysdiy.com thank you for looking
Pamela on Aug 19, 2020
I made it and it came out wonderful. Goodness, I never thought I would do anything like this but I did it however, I painted my pot which is heavy. I made a circle with the inside measurements out of cardboard. I had a damaged
12 inch mirror (just on the edge but I wouldn't have used it for anything else) and I glued it to the cardboard. Then I took jute rope and went around the mirror several times. (I hot glued it on top of the rope I had just circled. I did this about three times. I placed the sand, shells and sea glass on top of the mirror and it looks wonderful. I can now just lift the whole thing out and store the sand and seashells in a baggie for different seasons to decorate with the table. I purchased a 24 inch glass top table and it is heavy enough that I am not worried that it will tilt. ( I plan on placing halloween, small pumpkins, Christmas fairy lights, ornaments etc, into the tray for different seasons) I hope that makes sense. Thank you so much