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Topic: Finished My Seashell Wreath  (Read 1238 times)
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« on: June 21, 2014 06:24:02 PM »

My boss had a really nice seashell wreath in her house that she made a few years ago. I was amazed by it and I needed to have one for myself.

Here is mine. The materials for it came from AC Moore (for the grape vine wreath), 2 beaches in Norfolk, 2 beaches in Virginia Beach, and 2 shells I had from the Tampa/Clearwater area from several years ago.

Everything is hot glued on. It took a lot of soaking in soapy water and then Lysol to get rid of the stink on these shells. The weird thing is that the items I picked up in Virginia Beach smelled worse than the items I picked up in Norfolk.

I've got:
  • two different kinds of sea grass
    pieces of driftwood
    various shells (some are mussels)
    horseshoe crab shells
    various other crab shells
    mermaid purses
    1 piece of sea glass
    1 Corona extra bottle cap
    a couple of rocks
    some barnacles

This is my boss's wreath, by the way. She said she loves a good hot glue gun project! Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014 01:39:03 AM »

What a splendid wreath, I would never have thought of sea shells, but it looks so summery and wonderful.

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Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014 07:05:35 AM »

We sell a seashell wreath at my work for an outrageous price and it is nowhere near as beautiful or special as this one!  Well done. 

{As a tip-- a soak in some water with a few drops of bleach is usually enough to kill all the organisms on the surface and prevent smelling.  As a child I didn't know this and was once horrified to find my shells covered in larvae.  Yuck!}
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