Friday, December 6, 2013

Seashell ornaments and decor

The holiday season has always been my favorite time of the year… Christmas was always my favorite holiday as it is to most.  When I was young, decorating for Christmas was part of the magic and making decorations was so gratifying for me and it still is.  I could spend hours and hours caught up in a creative zone making ornaments and Christmas decorations, that is one of the reasons why I love having a shop on Etsy.  It provides a place for me to sell my items that I create for me and extra to sell.  
If anyone of you has a hobby and like to create, you should try your hand at starting a business on etsy, if you haven't yet.  It helps you to continue to be creative after you have created for you and your home and gives another purpose to create.  
I have been drawn to using seashell for my holiday decorations since we moved to coastal area.  It's funny, before I moved to a beach community, I never thought of using shells for my projects… Now, I can't stop using them… I love working with shells, their beautiful natural shapes and size can be worked into some many things.  Here are a few decorations I've been making for my etsy shop along with for my home.

I made this seashell Christmas tree by gluing small white shells and rhinestones to a styrofoam cone.  The star on top is a real starfish wrapped with tiny rhinestones.



These sand dollars were painted and glittered.  Added a little rhinestones for a little more sparkle. 
















These flat scallop shells are perfect in its natural state, added a metal angel to hang from.


More bling, you gotta have the bling!  I love using abalone shells, I love their iridescent quality they take on a different color at every angle.

I hope you can stop by my etsy shop and also check out some of their great shops.  If you haven't already started a shop on etsy, maybe it will be a new venture for the upcoming year.

Thank you for stopping by!

2 comments:

Kelly said...

Ooh I love the idea of shells as christmas decor! So creative!
Kelly @ View Along the Way

Eclectically Vintage said...

Love the shell trees - so festive! My girls found sand dollars in Maine this summer - they would love this!
Kelly

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