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Project

Nautilus Shell Vase

A wide-mouthed, spiral nautilus shell can double as a pearlescent vase for bedroom bouquets.

Materials

  • Floral adhesive
  • A plate
  • A shell
  • A weight
  • Flowers
  • Pebbles

Steps

  1. Step 1

    To create your own, place a piece of floral adhesive on a plate (use just enough to hold the shell upright).

  2. Step 2

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    Stick the shell to the adhesive, and then place a weight -- a fishing sinker, for example -- inside to help hold it in place.

  3. Step 3

    Fill the shell halfway with water, and add flowers, such as purple scabiosa and white phlox.

  4. Step 4

    Lastly, arrange pebbles around the shell; they'll add a finishing touch and further stabilize the display.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, July 2007

Reviews (1)

  • pianist 14 May, 2008

    I love this arrangement. However I need to find a goodlooking shell. Ive asked a friend ofmine to bring me back a few of them from the phillipines!!!!!!!