Using Shells to Decorate Flower Pots

by Valerie
Shells can easily be used to 'decorate' flower pots - here are a few examples of some in my garden.
The upright pot is the easiest - I used ready-mixed tile adhesive. The adhesive not only holds the shells in place, but covers the entire background (or surface area) of the pot in a neutral color.
When working with a 'long' container, such as that in this photograph, I found that was best to deal with the ends first. Once that had been accomplished, I rested the container on its long side, and 'decorated' the front. The back was not decorated, as it is not on display.
The rock in the corner of the photograph had a nice shape, so I decided to paint it, and then added some shapes using a silver metallic permanent marker.
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  • Janet Ambler Janet Ambler on May 17, 2020

    Can you use a plastic flower pot or does it have to be ceramic if using tile glue?

  • Karen Hobbs Karen Hobbs on Jul 06, 2020

    any ideas on how to decorate a long narrow (12x3) cement planter?

  • Phyllis Daly Phyllis Daly on Jun 15, 2021

    Can you show me howith to put the adeshive and she'll please

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  • Valerie Valerie on May 18, 2020

    Hi Janet I think you will both enjoy it, and have something special to remind you of the day!

  • Phyllis Daly Phyllis Daly on Jun 15, 2021

    Show how it's done please

    • Valerie Valerie on Jun 15, 2021

      Hi Phyllis I used tile adhesive and simply glued the shells on to the pot. You can get ready made tile adhesive and it has a fairly thick consistency which will allow you to stick on tiles of uneven shapes.

      I am not sure which country you are in, but I am sure that if you enquire at your local hardware shop they should be able to help you.