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Project

Clamshell Wreath

Materials

  • Bond 527 glue
  • 12-inch metal wreath
  • Shells (2 to 3 inches in diameter)
  • Wind Wire
  • Nails
  • Straw

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Take a 12-inch metal wreath form packed with straw. Wind wire tightly around straw and frame at 1-inch intervals.

  2. Step 2

    Apply tacky craft glue on inside edge of shells.

  3. Step 3

    Arrange shells like a puzzle on wreath form. Place medium shells in the center and along the sides; add the tiny ones to fill in gaps.

  4. Step 4

    Hang wreath using 2 nails for extra support.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, July 2007

Reviews (3)

  • iLoveShelling 29 Dec, 2010

    Clam shells are so cute on this wreath. With all the shelling I do, you'd think I'd pick up a few more clam or scallop seashells to make something like this...... hmmmmm. Maybe I will now, thanks! http://www.iLoveShelling.com

  • tishkabibble 22 Mar, 2010

    Hannah- I LOVE this idea! we have coahogs on Shelter Island and along the North Fork as well- I'm used to collecting shells from Fire Island and Hamptons beaches...Never thought tacky glue is better than hot glue gun but I'll try it! I also keep clamshells from restaurants LOL! especially cockle shells - very small ones - great ideas with all of them! I'll also try to get to Sanibel again for that shell show. thanks for the segment!

    Patti Courville

  • tishkabibble 22 Mar, 2010

    Hannah- I LOVE this idea! we have coahogs on Shelter Island and along the North Fork as well- I'm used to collecting shells from Fire Island and Hamptons beaches...Never thought tacky glue is better than hot glue gun but I'll try it! I also keep clamshells from restaurants LOL! especially cockle shells - very small ones - great ideas with all of them! I'll also try to get to Sanibel again for that shell show. thanks for the segment!

    Patti Courville