Since the crafting bug bit recently, we decided to use some of our shells to create a heart for Valentine’s Day. We actually like hearts all year long so it will probably hang outside our front entry for several months.
The oyster shells were found last summer on our beach, as you may remember (A Treasure of Seashells article). The rope has been hanging around for a few years so it was good and clean from all the rain showers.
How to create an Oyster Shell Wreath: Cut out an open heart shape from thick cardboard. Figure out where to place your shells. Hot glue oyster shells onto the cardboard and each other. Oyster shells are very heavy so use LOTS of glue to make sure they are securely attached to each other.
Salvaged rope from our local beach was wound around the heart and ends untwisted to create a bit of fraying. Some purchased white knobby starfish and a five-finger starfish finish the project.
We simply used some twine to create a loop around the top of the heart for easy hanging. Since we are hanging our Oyster Shell Wreath in an entirely dry location we were a bit lazy and used cardboard, but if you wish to use outside then whip out your jigsaw to cut a heart out of wood and use an outdoor rated glue.
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