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Offline Creatura

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Gift Ideas - Ab/urchin/Scallop Shells
« on: November 27, 2018, 10:21:31 AM »
Hey all,

Family is doing one of those, homemade gift exchanges this year.  Anyone have any cool things they have made with there old shells, or seen made with old shells?  I was thinking of the some old classics like a soap holder / shaver holder / ect.

Thanks all!

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Re: Gift Ideas - Ab/urchin/Scallop Shells
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 10:29:00 AM »
abalone shell clock,

clean up shell real nice and buy one of the clock kits from amazon and install super easy and they look cool. Another good one is take a cleaned up sea urchin shell and install l.e.d light and make a cool night light
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Offline Creatura

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Re: Gift Ideas - Ab/urchin/Scallop Shells
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2018, 11:00:28 AM »
That sounds doable!

Anyone know what paint would work best with the shells?

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Re: Gift Ideas - Ab/urchin/Scallop Shells
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2018, 02:44:17 PM »
Ash tray

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Re: Gift Ideas - Ab/urchin/Scallop Shells
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2018, 11:01:22 PM »
Ash tray

+1

Or do the extra work to make it a keys/change holder.
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Re: Gift Ideas - Ab/urchin/Scallop Shells
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 03:23:16 PM »
I have taken deeper ab shells and made a succulent hanging planters.

Drill a 1/2 inch hole in the bottom for drainage.  Drill 3 small holes equally spaced around the rim and thread copper wire to a single point a foot or so above the shell.  A layer of sand and small gravel then cactus planting mix and drop a couple succulents spaced nicely.

Hanging in the shade they do pretty well with minimal care.

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Re: Gift Ideas - Ab/urchin/Scallop Shells
« Reply #6 on: Today at 11:01:27 AM »
Ash tray

+1

Or do the extra work to make it a keys/change holder.
perfect

 

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