Glitter-Striped Shell Ornament
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. Naturally spotted tun shells sport sparkly stripes.
- Tun shell (seashellcity.com)
- Glue pen
- Glitter (Martha Stewart Crafts, from Michaels)
- Metallic cord
- Hot-glue gun
- 1 pearl bead (lavalierenyc.com)
The natural spots on a tun shell provide the "dots" on these ornaments. Using a glue pen (ours appears blue but dries clear), work in sections to add stripes to shell.
Sprinkle with glitter; gently tap to remove excess, and let dry.
Make hanging loop from metallic cord: Hot-glue knotted end of loop to inside tip of shell. Slip 1 pearl bead over loop, and secure in place with a dot of glue.