Natural Shell Ornament with Pearl

Natural Shell Ornament with Pearl

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2009


Channeling childhood summers on Cape Cod, crafts director Hannah Milman created a from-the-sea tree. Shells, sea stars, and sand dollars are dusted with glitter -- a single color, or two shades blended for an ombre effect -- or simply left as is.


  • Pair of scallop shells

  • Metallic cord

  • Hot-glue gun

  • Pearl bead


  1. Separate a pair of shells. With metallic cord, make a knotted loop; hot-glue knot inside 1 shell half.

  2. Hot-glue halves together. Slip pearl bead over loop; secure with a dot of glue.


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