Showing posts with label capiz shells. Show all posts
Showing posts with label capiz shells. Show all posts

Monday, June 10, 2013

Etceteras: shells, shells, shells

Are you as excited about summer as I am? And once the summer bug hits, do you break out the shells, coral and starfish? I live near the coast, so I’m not sure if the shell mania is as big a deal in other parts of the world. I do know that there is plenty of beachy, shell inspiration on blogs, Pinterest and online publications. And since I love all things beach and coastal related, I thought I’d do a little shell round up to share.

Shells Sh{elle} decor via homeworkShell D├ęcor can include a few small touches or all out shell-a-palooza. Here are some beautiful shell decorating ideas.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Etceteras: faux capiz shell luminary

I saw this amazing capiz shell chandelier in the West Elm catalog. I love capiz shells.

I wouldn’t attempt to make a chandelier but I did make a luminary.

To make faux capiz shells, simply glue or mod podge white tissue paper onto plastic. I used plastic that I had saved from the tops of stationery and toy boxes. Once the mod podge is completely dry, cut out your shapes. Wrap string around the jar and then glue the shells onto the string. I repeated this three times to make three layers of shells. I wrapped wire around the top of the jar in case I decided to hang the luminary.

Add your candle and enjoy.

This project is linked at the following:

Kojo Designs   ~  Finding Fabulous   ~   Fun To Craft   ~   Fingerprints on the Fridge   ~  
It's a Hodge Podge Life   ~   So you think you’re crafty   ~   Simply Sweet Home