Beach Art - Seashell Flowers

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30 Minutes
One of my favorite things to do on the beach is collect shells. Walking down a sandy or rocky beach and finding those hidden little gems of natural beauty is so much fun. Now that I have collected all these amazing shells, my crafty brain starts thinking what can I do with them... flowers!!
start by collecting shells of all sizes, from tiny to large. You need the tiny ones for the inside and the larger ones for the outside to make your flower work.
The first thing to do with the shells is to let them dry and clean them.  A lot of the stuff comes off the shells if you let them "sun bake" then you just rub off the extra "stuff" and they are good to go!  I lined up the shells by type and by size to make the creating that much easier.
The video show in great detail how to make these beautiful shell flowers with a wide variety of shell types.
I like to keep the shells in the same family when creating, so only 1 shell type per flower.  I do this for a couple of reasons, but the main reason is it makes it easier to put the shells together when the shapes are all similar. I just love the look of these flowers, and each shell type has its own look and color when the flower is finished.  I love the look of the mussel shells with their dark color.
The trick is to use a quick dry glue like Beacon 3 in 1 to hold the layers of the shells together. The white clam shells are so pretty too!!
I even added a shell flower to a section of driftwood for a little decor piece, and it looks so pretty!! So next time you are at the beach, collect some shells and bring them home to make something pretty, and don't forget to get all different sizes for tiny to large!!
I just love that pop of purple on this one!! Pop on over to my  BLOG to see some more, tips, tricks, and pictures!!
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  • Martha Martha on Aug 23, 2018

    These are so COOL‼️

  • Monica Lau Monica Lau on Sep 02, 2018

    Erin you have inspired me as I have oodles and oodles of shells I guess living so close to the beach that is my hobby as well as collecting sea glass. Love those flowers they are awesome. Now all I need to do is find inspiration for the sea glass... Greetings from Safety Bay in Western Australia xx