Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Seashell Decorative Picks

This is such an easy project with a lot of possibilities.  I love seashells, so I have a stash of them…actually I have several stashes of them!
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I picked out some shells that were pretty…
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Disregard the pincushion here…not sure why it is on the coffee table, but hey I also have a deck umbrella open in my living room today, so anything could happen!
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I used bamboo skewers as the base of the pick.  Just put the non sharp end into or against the seashell and hot glue it in place. 
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And you are done!! 
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The ends can be trimmed to the length you need. 
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I love the way they look here in my ficus…
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The starfish looks great on a pick.
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If you decide you need the seashell for something else it can just be pulled off the glue and it is as good as new!
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I stuck a few seashell picks in my wall vase that my sister Sarah made for my birthday package.  I love that vase…cute little jelly jar! 
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She used a star (I think it looks like a starfish) knob at the bottom, so I thought the starfish pick looked great there.  The bouquet of wool ball flowers is really cute (Sarah made those also). 
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I am linking to these great parties!
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19 comments:

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Oh my gosh! I love those! (I thought I was the only person in the world who made "plant jewelry"!! Nice job!

Suzy said...

This is genius! Such a simple way to be able to add shells to all different sorts of arrangements. I'm off to pin this!

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

This is a very cute idea - thanks for sharing it!

Mindie Hilton said...

Love the shells in the wall vase. They all look so pretty.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I like working with shells, too! So glad that you shared. Thanks for helping make Things I've Done Thursday a success!

Jenny said...

those are awesome!! i woulda never thought to do something like that with seashells & stuff. kudos!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

What a great idea and a great way to use all the shells collected from vacations! Thanks for sharing at my party! Have a great weekend :)

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I love this idea Ellen! So many possibilities. Thanks for sharing at this week's party!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

OK you got me looking twice! First the umbrella nows these! Clever!! I am now following!Stop by for a visit!

hannahw said...

These are great! I am imagining where all I could put there.. I have all the "ingredients" (lol)

My Making Monday Marvelous project is here: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-to-tuesday-cottontail-cape.html

Kadie said...

How clever!! I LOVE them in your plant too. That wall vase is adorable with the starfish in it. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

pincushionpoints said...

Those are adorable! My mom will love getting a bouquet of seashells for her dining room table.

Rosie said...

I am obsessed with buying these plant picks at the moment and am now in love with these and think I need to go to the beach to get me some material!

I'd love it if you could share this at my monthly celebration of the outdoors link party! http://craftbotics.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/festival-fever-co-host-week-2.html

Rosie
http://craftbotics.blogspot.com

Etcetorize said...

They look so lovely in around your plants! Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize!

Carrie said...

What a fun idea!! These would make great decorations for an ocean themed party. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Becky said...

These are great. I love the vase also.

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Another great idea. I love using things I have on hand. Thanks so much for linking up to Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust.

Warmly, Michelle

srpprcrftr said...

Hi Ellen I found a project I printed out of your shell beads with hearts necklace from Feb. 2012. So glad I found it so I could follow you. Love your blog and all your projects. Is there a place I can subscribe via email? I've been looking and looking but haven't found it yet. I want to be sure I get your posts whenever you post them. Hope life is being very good to you. Happy Week

srpprcrftr said...

Sorry I plumb forgot to tell you how much I love your seashell picks. That's a project I can do. Would be a great gift to make for people also. Great job and so glad you shared this project. I have drawers full of shells. I have several of those iris carts with the drawers and rollers. We even brought several of them with us when we moved here from KY. (here is west of Grand Junction, CO.)