Aim for a balance of color and texture as you adorn the pots.
Photography: Gentl & Hyers
Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2011
For shell pots: sort through shells to decide on color scheme.
Starting with the larger shells and working in sections, glue shells to pot. Overlap the pot's rim slightly to conceal top edge.
Glue smaller shells and coral bits to fill in any open spots.
For barnacle pots, resize clusters by gently prying apart with screwdriver and mallet. Glue clusters to the pot's top edge.
For shell pots: mixed bags of shells and broken coral
Clay or cement pots
For barnacle pots: purple barnacle clusters, screwdriver, rubber mallet
Assorted white shells and broken coral pieces, seashellcity.com. Dual-temperature-setting glue gun by Martha Stewart Crafts, michaels.com. Barnacles, 7 inches to 10 inches, low round cement pots and cement pot with saucer, jamaligarden.com.