Hello! As many of you already know, my home is decorated in a coastal theme. This holiday season I wanted incorporate my coastal theme into my Christmas decor! I started by making a Christmas tree out of seashells!
What you’ll need:
- Seashells (I purchased mine from Walmart and used a few I had collected from trips to the beach.)
- Crafting Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
- Styrofoam cone shaped base
- Glass Pebbles
To start, I painted the styrofoam cone base and seashells. For the base I used a teal acrylic paint and for the seashells I used a Martha Stewart pearl paint. I glued the shells to the base by using part hot glue and part craft glue. I used two different glues because the hot glue allowed for the shell to quickly stay in place, while the craft glue allowed for a longer more durable hold. When it comes to these types of crafts, I don’t make a template or layout the design, I just pick and choose as I go. I tired using glass pebbles but didn’t love the look so I overlapped them with seashells. After all of the shells were attached, I used twine to wrap around the tree and I added little gems for the finishing touches!
I hope you enjoyed! Happy Crafting!