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Topic: Seashells + Dremel = Placecard Holders w/ Mucho Pics  (Read 1608 times)
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« on: April 20, 2012 11:29:29 AM »

Need some different placecard holders for my table, and saw this project on the interwebs. Don't recall where, but it is not my original idea. It is so easy!

Seashells before:


After sometime with my Dremel and 2 heavy duty cutoff discs:






These are easy and quick to make. I did all the ones you see in about 20 minutes. Then coated them with Modge Podge to give shine, and highlight the pretty colors.

Enjoy! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012 11:40:14 AM »

What a cute idea!  They look easy enough for you to let your guests take them home!
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012 01:06:48 PM »

Thank you, alwaysinmyroom! And gifting them to guests is a great idea. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2012 07:10:16 PM »

Lovely idea HSG!  Now I really want a Dremel (and I can already thnk of other things to use for bases) Smiley 
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012 07:50:16 PM »

CUTE! I think I need a dremel too. I wonder if OMP is hiding one from me.
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2012 06:51:40 AM »

What a cute and simple idea! They look elegant on the table. This would be great for a summertime dinner party.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012 12:05:28 PM »

I had a question..finally remembered it!

When you drill through the shells, do you have to stabilize them with something? I know when I drill through my plaster walls, I have to drill through tape or else the plaster shatters...I have a bunch of shells that I want to try this on but I am afraid I will crack them all to bits! Sad
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012 02:49:11 PM »

Smiley

The shells are unbelievably hard. Guess that is why they make nice homes. All I had to do was hold them still while I Dremeled. No splintering or breaking, even on the most thin ones.
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2012 09:24:05 AM »

Thanks!  I need a quick gift for a party this weekend and these would be perfect for the hostess!  I have 10 shells so if a few break, I am still good!
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