Layer shells over one another to cover any white spaces and use smaller shells to fill in the gaps. When I was finished, this is what it looked like. As you can see, it’s not perfectly round but I didn’t want a perfect purchased look. I wanted something more organic—like all the shells had adhered themselves around a fishing glass float. And here is the other side. Do you see that gorgeous shiny shell? That was quite a special find!These would look so great sitting on a coffee table as decorative orbs . Since I didn’t have enough small shells to make more than one, I decided to wrap a creamy ribbon around it and make a kissing ball. Beautiful!
While we’re talking shells here, I wanted to share another idea with you. These sweet shell hors doeuvre toothpicks were given as a hostess gift. They are very affordable to purchase, but if you happened to hit the motherlode on baby shells, what a sweet homemade gift these would make. They would look equally cute on swizzle sticks.
Happy beach combing everyone!