Deco Seashell Spheres
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STYROFOAM Brand Foam
- Coordinating acrylic paint(s) to match shells (except white)
- Small shells, approximately 1 c. per ball**
- **Some good types of shells for this project include: Baby Augers;
- Mitre shells; Nassa shells; Phillipine Melissas; White Cay Cay.
- 1. Insert wooden skewer into each foam ball to use as ahandle. Paint balls to coordinate with shells; if using whiteshells, there is no need to paint ball first. Place skewers inheavy glasses or jars to dry.
- 2. Working with one type of shell per ball, place a dot ofglue on surface of ball and press wide end of shell firmlydown into foam. Be sure points are pointing outward inconsistent pattern. If using cupped shells, be sure edgesoverlap a bit. Continue gluing shells to surface until oneside of ball is completely covered. Set ball aside to drybefore covering second side.
- 3. When first side of ball is dry, hold ball in hand towel forcomfort while gluing remaining shells to ball. Let dry completely.
- 4. Apply one coat matte medium to each ball to seal andprotect shells; let dry.If you enjoyed this project, look here for more inspiring ideas:[removed link][removed link][removed link]
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