seashell centerpiece is very easy to make, and
will look beautiful for a summer dinner party, or for everyday.
also be used as a summer decoration, and looks great placed on the
mantle, the bathroom, or a shelf.
You can put this
together in minutes.
You will need some
sand and shells. Every time I visit the ocean (which isn't
very often) I make sure I go shelling and collect a big zip lock bag of
sand, and I keep this in my craft closet.
There are so many things you can do with
shells. I decorate with them in the summertime, using them in
groupings on the mantle or in the bathroom.
If you cannot get
to the beach, most craft stores sell assorted seashells during the
Spring and Summer months, and you can get sand at any discount store.
Make sure you also check out
the seashell napkin rings, they look
great on the dinner table along with this centerpiece!
- A glass vase, wide enough to
- A small length of craft jute (I used
thickness 4), or similar type rope (Jute can be found in craft stores)
Begin by wrapping the jute around the vase, either at the top
like I did, or the base (depending on the shape of the vase), and tie
the jute in a square knot.
2. Add sand to the vase,
filling about 1/4 of the way.
3. Add a candle to the vase. White, beige, pink, or
light blue look the best. You can add a short pillar like I
did, or add a votive candle and votive holder inside the vase.
4. Add seashells, and place them so the right sides are
facing out. Prop some against the candle so they can be seen well.
5. The seashell centerpiece is finished and ready for
display! Simple and beautiful.
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