Hey there, everyone! I’m Julie and I blog over at Gleeful Things where I often post crafty inspiration, DIY tutorials, and free crochet patterns! I run a little shop on Ravelry where I sell crochet patterns that I design, as well as a shop where I sell hats that I crochet. I’m excited to be doing my first ever guest post here on Craft Snob! Thank you, Sara, for inviting me to the ornament parade!
I’m from a little beachy area in southern California and a lot of people around here like to decorate their Christmas trees with sea shells! So I put together this easy tutorial so you can too!
Don’t worry if you don’t live by the beach, most craft stores sell shells!
- Sea Shells
- Cord or ribbon
- Sponge brush
- White glue
- Hot glue gun
Step 1: Cut a piece of cord or ribbon. Put both ends through the bead and tie a knot.
Step 2: Hot glue the cord to your shell. Don’t worry if the glue shows, you can cover it in glitter to hide it.
Step 3: Use your sponge brush to paint your shell with white glue.
Step 4: Cover the shell in glitter.
Give it some time to fully dry then repeat steps 3 & 4 on the other side.
If you don’t like working with glitter (and the mess it makes!) you can always find shells that are pretty even without glitter!
Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you’ll stop by my blog and say hi! You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter! Let me know what you think of the tutorial. And I’d love to see yours if you make any! :)