Sunday, November 18, 2012

[Make] Crushed Shell Tree

I liked this shell ornament so much that I decided to make a tree version to add to the collection.

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Crushed Shell Tree Instructions

materials needed:
mother of pearl paint, i used the martha stewart brand
crushed shell vase filler (found in the floral section of craft stores)
shirt box
craft sponge

1. papier mache cone.
2. paint cone with mother of pearl paint.
3. crushed shells in two sizes, found in the floral section of craft stores.
4. using a sponge, apply a generous layer of mod podge to a small section.
5. pour the larger shells into an open box (i used a shirt box) then gently press in. when the shells stick and are not sliding around, move on to the next section.  when the larger shells are generously covering the cone, apply more mod podge...
6. and pour the smaller size shells into the box and press in the smaller shells.  the smaller shells will fill in the gaps left between the larger shells. let dry overnight.

This will be a nice addition to my growing tree collection!

More holiday projects coming up...

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