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Project

Seashell Night-Light

Introduction

Look for shells with a flat surface that you can glue. Sea biscuits, scallops, and sand dollars all work well.

Materials

  • Seashell with flat surface
  • Night-light
  • Epoxy glue

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Rinse shell clean or soak in a bucket of water containing a capful of bleach until shell just turns white

  2. Step 2

    After letting shell dry completely, apply epoxy glue to night-light clip, and then press onto flat part of shell

  3. Step 3

    When dry, attach to socket.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, August 2001

Reviews (20)

  • 5 Aug, 2010

    The Dollar Tree has them....for a dollar.

  • 5 Aug, 2010

    I was just wodering where you get night lights that are inexpensive. Thanks for the answer to my question. This is a really cute idea.

  • 10 Aug, 2009

    THANKS, Squidly!!!

  • 10 Aug, 2009

    THANKS, Squidly!!!

  • 10 Aug, 2009

    The shell used in the sample is a sea biscuit.

  • 10 Aug, 2009

    The shell used in the sample is a sea biscuit.

  • 10 Aug, 2009

    anyone know what type of shell that was used in the sample? Is that a sand dollar? I'm also wondering if it is a sand dollar, if anyone knows a good source for purchasing them. THANKS!!! Great, simple, attractive project.

  • 10 Aug, 2009

    anyone know what type of shell that was used in the sample? Is that a sand dollar? I'm also wondering if it is a sand dollar, if anyone knows a good source for purchasing them. THANKS!!! Great, simple, attractive project.

  • 9 Aug, 2009

    I need a little thank you gift for a friend that let me stay at their beach cabin. This is a great idea!

  • 9 Aug, 2009

    I need a little thank you gift for a friend that let me stay at their beach cabin. This is a great idea!

  • 9 Aug, 2009

    I get my night lights at places like the "Dollar Tree" or Dollar General and/or Family dollar. They are very reasonably priced.

  • 9 Aug, 2009

    I get my night lights at places like the "Dollar Tree" or Dollar General and/or Family dollar. They are very reasonably priced.

  • 9 Aug, 2009

    This is so cool! I'm going to make some for an upcoming fundraiser. I already have shells so just need the lights! Great idea.

  • 9 Aug, 2009

    This is so cool! I'm going to make some for an upcoming fundraiser. I already have shells so just need the lights! Great idea.

  • 1 Aug, 2008

    I made this for friends and they loved this!!! Thanks Martha once again!

  • 1 Aug, 2008

    I made this for friends and they loved this!!! Thanks Martha once again!

  • 1 Aug, 2008

    How lovely!!

  • 1 Aug, 2008

    How lovely!!

  • 19 Jun, 2008

    This is so cool! I made one for my daughters bathroom.

  • 19 Jun, 2008

    This is so cool! I made one for my daughters bathroom.