20 May 2017

Easy 'Beach' Decor - DIY a Shell Jar...

Bring the beach into your bathroom decor 
with a simple jar of shells or a ball of shells.
Both are very easy to make.
And also a great project for the kids to create for gifts.
Today I am showing you how to DIY the shell jar.
But I'll share how to create the ball further through the post.


 You will need a selection of shells in various shapes sizes and colours.


 A jar with a lid.
I'll be recycling a coffee jar.
Scrub the jar clean and remove any printed writing with a steel pad and soapy water.

 While the jar is drying,
spread the shells onto newspaper outside in a well ventilated area.

 Spray with a gloss varnish.
This brings out the beautiful colours in the shells.
Leave to dry.

 Put shells of your choice into the jar.
Large first then smaller ones.

Place lid on Jar.

  Tie a raw twine bow at neck of jar.

 And place to display in your bathroom.

Beachy beauty in an instant! 

 To make the ball of shells like this one that is sitting on the French style urn,
all you need is lots of shells, a polystyrene ball in size of choice, a glue gun, and gloss spray varnish.
Step one: glue shells all over the poly ball.
Step two: Remove excess glue strings.
Step three: Spray with clear gloss.
And that is it...
you have created a shell ball.

Which is a perfect decor partner for the Shell jar.


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5 comments:

  1. What a great way to use all the shells I've picked up on the beach! I'd be honored if you shared this at the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!
    http://www.pleasuresofthenw.com/crafty-link-58/

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    1. It's lovely to find a new place to share and enjoy what others share. Thank you for the invitation.

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  2. I love the shell ball! I must try it.
    :) gwingal

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  3. So pretty and simple,affordable with collections of shells.why didn't I keep all those shells when we lived in San Diego area? Sure spent plenty of time at beaches in 21 yrs. Always think there will be plenty of time. After San Diego we lived in MT for 7 yrs.
    Your shell jar and shell ball are perfect, every summer I like to have a beach/lake theme in living room around July mostly. Alternate with butterflies, then bee themes, keeps me busy and out of trouble, passes the Summer in creative way. In between I do some patriotic for Memorial, July 4th., and Labor day.
    Subscribing to blogs keeps me inspired all year as you did with this post.
    Enjoy holiday weekend

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