These Decorative Seashell Balls make a stylish home accent with seaside style. Iridescent glitter adds a little beach sparkle!
What We Used:
6 Styrofoam balls, 4″ diameter
Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Pearl Acrylic Craft Paint:
Mother Of Pearl, Gold Mother Of Pearl, Antique Silk
Martha Stewart Crafts Iridescent Glitter, Sugar Cube
80-90 “white ark” shells
80-90 “speckled cockle” shells
80-90 “pecten scallop” shells
White craft sand
Hot glue gun & glue sticks
White craft glue
Coconut fragrance oil
What We Did:
1. Paint two balls with each pearl craft paint color and let dry.
2. Hot glue shells to each ball, rotating shells to fit as you go. Cover two balls completely in each type of shell.
3. Pour sand and iridescent glitter into a plastic cup and stir with a craft stick. Apply watered-down glue to the areas between the shells using the craft paintbrush. Dust immediately with the sand-glitter mixture and tap off excess. Continue painting watered-down glue and dusting balls until each ball is embellished with sand-glitter.
4. To scent the balls, put three to five drops of coconut fragrance oil under a shell or two before gluing them down. Display in a shallow bowl.
Jennifer & Kitty
Pam frye says
I do stained glass so i have LOTS of broken glass left over and made my daughter mosaic numbers for her house. I wanted to know if i need to grout OR seal this. I dont think the grout would show because the glass pieces are right next to each other. I did this on wood number that inspray painted with exterior paint. Thx! Pam
Jennifer & Kitty says
Sounds like a fantastic project! If you used a good adhesive, you might not need to grout it. We made these Mosaic House Numbers without grout: https://runningwithsisters.com/how-make-mosaic-house-numbers-with-no-grout/
We used 100% Silicone Adhesive which is waterproof, so we didn’t need to seal them either.
Hope that helps!