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« on: April 13, 2004 08:18:36 AM »

Hey - my boyfriend's mom sent me this nice box of shells from the beach in texas - they've been in the box ever since but I'd really like to do something nice with them.  I thought about a curtain, but that really wouldn't go with our house.  Anyone have any ideas?  I would like to use them somehow at home, rather than make a bunch of small things that I give away - basically I wanna keep 'em, but use them for something.

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2004 02:23:04 PM »

I'm not really too sure on how to describe my idea but you could get one of those glass top coffee tables and under the glass (it would have to be see-through) you could get a little sement and place the shells into in with maybe a little sand for a cute seaside theme? Or on the top of a small chest of drawers in the bathroom? I don't know really just what I would do, or you could make jewlellary(sp?) or stick little ones onto the toe bit on flip flops! That would be cute and summary..
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2004 05:18:02 PM »

this is a further comment on blur's idea instead of a new one, but you could arrange them on a bed of sand in a tray, nightstand, table, etc. and then pour liquid... what's the word?... epoxy? resin? (it's like a hard see-through plastic when it dries) and let it dry for a smooth surface that would protect the shells but still let you see them.

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2004 05:23:14 PM »

You could also make a lamp!  You can either glue them onto a lamp, or they also make lamps that are clear and meant to be filled with goodies.  Smiley
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2004 10:12:58 PM »

depending on how big they are you can glue themon picture frames or paper mache boxex or even woodend boxes
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2004 09:47:39 AM »

Picture frame for the wall and a candle ring for the table.

I bought a 6" straw wreath, mounted a candle plate in the center (with hot glue) and then hot glued about three rows of shells around the ring.  I then used spray adhesive on a candle and coated it with floral sand about five times.

Maybe you'll want to consider re-decorating a bathroom in an ocean theme. . .
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2004 08:42:35 AM »

 Grin I have my bedroom done in beach stuff and there are seashells everywhere!! lol but I took some and made a wreath out of some and hung on the wall.  I also took those tall clear glass vases and filled w/ seashells.  I also took some and put in baskets and also took large shells and put in a bowl and sat around.  I also have a set of white distressed shelves on my wall that I found old bottles from yard sales or flea markets for cheap that have pictures of ships or are just plain green or blue glass and then I found some cheap bottles that shells would fit in and filled many jars of all different shapes and sizes and put them on the shelves.  I also made a little fountain out of seashells I took an old fountain and tore it apart and took the pump out and drilled a hole in a large shell and stacked shells all in a bowl and ran the small hose through the hole in the large shell and water comes out of that shell and runs into other shells and cascades down. It's really pretty and wasn't that hard to make.  I also took those glass vases of different heights and filled w/ sand and put those glass colored beads that you see in Beta bowls or vases and put around the top of the sand and put a votive candle in the middle. It's really pretty. There's so many things to do!!!!! I would also like to make a mirror. If i can find an old one at a yard sale and glue seashells around it. That would be beautiful.  The really large vases with seashells and candles are really pretty too. I'm seashell crazy!! Smiley
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2004 08:58:08 AM »

try this angel it  was posted else where....
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