Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I made something…with shells!

I am a shell seeker. I LOVE to walk the beach and hunt for shells. I think about it…I dream about it…one day I even drove to the ocean all by myself to walk the beach! I search for trays and containers to ‘store’ my shells and I’ve found some really neat ways to display them.

But now, I’ve actually sat down with my glue and some toothpicks and a box of tiny shells and made something pretty.

Well, first I got this candle topper at the thrift store for 25 cents and put it on top of an empty candle holder.

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I placed shells all around to see how they would look and then I glued them on.

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I had a few tiny pearls so I glued them here and there, too.

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I filled the candle holder with shells, too.

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So for 25 cents and a little glue (let’s not count what it costs to go to the beach and shell seek),

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meet my precious ‘Sea Shell Fairy’.

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I’m linking with Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

You’re Gonna Love It

and Knick of Time Tuesday !

Have you ever made anything with seashells?

(I still have glue and a few more seashells!)

59 comments:

laurie said...

its beautiful, it looks like she is sitting in a nest of shells, I love it!

LBP said...

Super cute!! Loving that little fairy.

Blessings

LInda

Vee said...

That's really beautiful!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I love it! Love that you started with something and added to it something you love! Great job!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh Diane it turned out so pretty!! I love shells also and have used larger ones, put a wick in them then melted wax and poured over it and made some really pretty candles.

cucki said...

It is so cute..lovely fairy xxx

Jeanne said...

How fun! The jar turned out gorgeous!

Happy@Home said...

Very cute! It's been a long time since I've collected shells, but I do remember enjoying it. Kind of like a treasure hunt :).

Shirley Hatfield said...

I love it when someone is able to recycle thrift store treasures into something beautiful...it's absolutely lovely! =D

Susie said...

That is the cutest candle jar lid ever !!! You are good girl. Smiles, Susie

Sacha Brenda said...

Thanks for coming by our blog! Love your lavender!

Dorothy said...

You're always so talented! She is perfect, I love it!

Cathy and Paul @One Creative Couple said...

How cute! What a great way to sweeten it up!

Joanne said...

Awww what a sweet fairy! I love going to the beach and collecting stones.
Have a great day!
Blessings, Joanne

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

So creative and beautiful!!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You did a beautiful job on the sea fairy!!! She's gorgeous!

Cranberry Morning said...

That is so sweet, Diane!! Love it.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh Diane she is adorable sitting in her sea of shells!! You did a great job!!
hugs, Linda

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Oh my gosh, this is so darling!!!

Vintage Gal said...

Your little shell fairy is absolutely adorable. What a great way to showcase your pretty sea shells.

Terra said...

I think your little fairy is delighted with all the shells and pearls she is surrounded with.

Sacha Brenda said...

This is soooo sweet! Such a wonderful idea. She's sitting like a queen on a throne of shells. Or like Pandora, guarding her treasures from the sea. Very well done!

Boudoir of Paris

Cheryl @ TFD said...

So pretty! It sounds like a like of fun to both hunt for sea shells, then doing something creative with them!

It's me said...

This is so nice !!...love it...xxx..

Teresa said...

Gorgeous!! I have never seen those jars before. You really made it pretty!

Cozy Little House said...

How cute this is!
Brenda

Della said...

I love your seashell fairy, and how you made her so special. I see one of your very favorite shells on there, too! So sweet!!!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That turned out great - where did you find the adorable little fairy?

Diane said...

I love seashells too and that fairy is adorable. That is so lovely! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting about my book covers. It's always nice to meet another Diane. I am your newest follower on GFC and I hope you'll visit again and consider following me back!

Shelley said...

Very sweet...I must get your little gift mailed to you soon :) Blessings Diane

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

Oh Diane, the shell jar is lovely. I know you are proud of it as you should be. Does she have a special place? Enjoy your treasure!! Hugs, Lisa

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love it! Your embellished topper is so much prettier than the one you started with! And much more special with your own gathered shells:@)

Carol said...

That is beautiful! What lovely shells you have found!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Oh how pretty, and what a wonderful imagination you have to create such a treasure. laurie

Danielle said...

It is so beautiful! I admire people who are creative like this...I am just not very crafty.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Very pretty, and her colors work with everything there.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Karen said...

I'm a shell seaker too, always have been... Your new project is beautiful!! great job....it looks professionally done!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Wow! The seashells really transformed the jar. Beautiful!!!

Dee

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Wow, what a way to turn 25 cents into something adorable!! Love the seashell jar, very neat idea.

Hugs
Jody

Kim K. said...

Perfectly charming. She's just precious nestled with all her special shells.

Sheila said...

Your fairy surrounded by seashells looks like she's holding a teddy bear in the last photo. It must be wonderful to walk along the beach and find so many beautiful shells.

cynthia lee designs said...

What a cute Sea Shell Fairy!!
~Cindy

Darlene said...

So so cute. I love your fairy jar.

It's All Connected said...

Amazing that you made something so pretty for a quarter! Love this! ~ Maureen

Tracy | Screaming Sardine said...

Absolutely beautiful, Diane! I love the addition of the shells. They look like they were there all along. :)

Cheers,
Tracy

Katherine Wolak said...

Shells are so much fun! :) Love teh fairy! :)

Hugs,

Linda R said...

She looks beautiful. I LOVE what you have done. And the sea shells inside the jar look wonderful. What a nice reminder of the days combing the beach for seashells. I LOVE it...

Hugs~

sandy said...

That is so adorable! You are so creative! I've made a "beach scape" in a large glass cannister with sand, shells, sea glass, and then a photo of a grandchild at the beach in the background. I gave each of my grandchildren one to remind them of our fun at the beach.

In JOY, Sandy

Rebecca said...

Absolutely no words. Just magical. Incredible.

Love to you~Rebecca

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Great idea!! I always collect shells when we go on vacation...this year I collected pretty little pebbles (hopefully to mosaic a table top this winter!)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Perfect, what a great idea Diane. I think her wings look like shells too.

Linda Primmer said...

Just as cute as can be. Sea shells are always wonderful finds. So many different designs and colors.

annie said...

that is just beautiful!

Pat Kelly said...

That is gorgeous Diane! You are so creative and artistic!! Wish I could walk the beach with you!! Love, Pat

Angela Moore said...

I sometimes purchase a crabmeat entree that is placed in shells.
Comes two to a package.
It is so good and I save the shells for art. LOl. The shells are pretty good size too about size of the palm of your hand.

yorkie's primitives said...

Wow what an imagination! She is beautiful! Too bad I don't live by the ocean, Valerie

The Shop Around the Corner said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! She's adorable, Diane. This is too cute. I can't believe you found that candle top for 25 cents.
You know I love shelling too. Have you been to Sanibel or Longboat Key in Sarasota? Great shelling and the sunsets are surreal.

Thank you for stopping by, and I LOVE seeing my Glitter and a Movie button at your place. Looks so at home. :) Hope you join us on the 12th for When Harry Met Sally. ;)

XOXO's,
Marcia

~Tammy~ said...

That is very pretty Diane! It's so nice to enjoy something even more when we make it our own and by making it amazing!...especially at little cost!
I love it!

summerlandcottagestudio said...

Hi Diane,
I just popped in to catch up on all the beauties you share. Sea shells are a favorite of mine and I just LoVe the sea shell fairy jar you created! She is adorable!
Thank you for sharing all the fun photos and inspiration.
XoX paulette