Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Craft Project - Clam Shell Soap Dish

Every time we go down to the beach house I'm always out on the beach collecting seashells. Over the years...I've amassed quite a large collection. The special seashells get cleaned up, identified and placed in a specimen box and some are on display throughout my home. Others like these basic surf clam shells are used for various craft projects or in landscaping projects around our home.

On a recent trip down to the Jersey Shore I collected over 75+ very large surf clam shells and decided to turn some of them into seashell trinket dishes and others into seashell soap dishes. This project is amazingly easy to do!

Seashell Trinket Dish or Soap Dishes

Large Clam Shells (Halves)
E6000 Adhesive Glue
Faux Sea Glass Gems (from Dollar Store)
Clear Gloss Acrylic Spray Sealer

Wash and dry your clam shells. Take them outside and spray one side with the glossy clear acrylic sealer and let dry for a few hours. Flip the shell over, spray again and let dry overnight.

Place the clam shell half on a flat surface. You will want to place two of the faux sea glass gems underneath the clam shell so that it sits upright and doesn't tilt. Mark the placement on the backside of the shell with a marker.

Flip the shell over and add a pea-sized amount of the E6000 Adhesive Glue where you placed your mark. Push one of the faux sea glass gems (flat side down) into the glue. Let dry for a few hours to allow the glue to set. Flip the seashell back over and now you have a pretty little dish!

You can use these clam shell dishes for trinkets, bars of soap, to burn tea light candles in, put aromatherapy oils or beads in or leave them natural (don't spray them) and put a little bit of sand in them to house an air plant! There are a ton of ways you can use them! If you like color...spray paint the shells although I prefer mine to look natural. Enjoy!

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