Seashell Tree Topper

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2009


  • Dremel drill and 1/16-inch bit

  • 1 large shell, such as a 5-inch Japanese baking-dish scallop shell,

  • White craft glue

  • Glitter, by Martha Stewart Crafts, available at Michaels stores

  • 10-inch length of 26-gauge brass wire


  1. With the drill, make 2 holes at one end of the shell.

  2. Brush concave side with white craft glue, sprinkle with glitter, and let dry. Glitter other side; let dry.

  3. Slip pearl bead onto a 10-inch length of 26-gauge brass wire. With the shell's concave side up, insert ends of thread through drilled holes so bead is flush against concave side of shell; twist wire at back to hold bead in place. Use the wire ends to attach the shell to the tree.


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