Friday, July 19, 2013

DIY Painted Sea Shell Votive Holder

This is such a fun DIY project, and the shells give it a nautical touch that's just perfect for summer.  Did I mention it's beyond easy?

You will need:
  • Sea shells
  • Chrome finish silver spray paint
  • Mason jar
  • Votive holder and votive/tea light
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
First, sort through your sea shells and pick the ones you want to spray paint.  I found that there are some shells that just aren't very pretty- they make perfect paint candidates.  You also want to look for a variety of sizes and textures.  Keep in mind, too, that they need to fit into the mason jar.

Then, place them on a protected surface and spray paint one side.  Allow to dry completely.

Turn them over and spray paint the other side, double checking to make sure you got all the nooks and crannies.  Again, allow to dry completely.

Then, simply fill the bottom of your mason jar with the shells.  You'll want the jar to be about half full.

Next, tie a pretty ribbon (or some twine would be adorable!) around the mouth of the jar.

Finally, set your votive holder on top.

Ta da!  Totally doable!

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