Crushed Shell Star Ornament {No.4}

Crushed Shell Star Ornament {No.4}

Crushed Shell Star Ornament
{Ornament Number Four}Materials Needed:Wooden Cut Out Shape
Crushed Shells {or Dyed Rice}
Start with a wooden cut out shape. These can be found at your local craft store for about 25 cents a piece and come in a variety of designs. Using a hand drill, drill a small hole in the top to easily hang.
Working in small sections at a time, coat the wooden shape with Gorilla Super Glue and sprinkle on a good amount of crushed shells, pressing down firmly with your fingertips. Let sit for 60 seconds and shake the access shells off, repeating until the entire shape is covered. {Make sure not to cover the drilled hole} I found the bag of crushed shells at Wal-Mart in the floral department; they ran about $3 for a fairly large bag.

Another option is to use dyed rice to cover the ornaments. I shared some tips for dyeing rice using food coloring {here}.

For the hanger, cut a piece of ribbon and thread through the drilled hole.

All of the ornament tutorials featured are very basic and allow you to create them to your own personal taste and style ~ be creative and have fun! Enjoy!


  1. I love this…it is so pretty…I am going to try this….Thanks for sharing.

  2. great idea!! so pretty

  3. Crushed shells, I love that! They have so much color and shine, this is a neat idea-thanks!

  4. stephanie! i am loving these ideas! i have made a few of these last year and love them! even did one for a craft night! i cant wait to try this one and the flower one! keep them coming!

  5. Very pretty! I really like it!

    Warm Wishes,

  6. My Brother in law and his family visited last week. They went to the beach and found lots of shells. They couldn’t take them all home because the kids got over-zealous and picked up 2 shopping bags worth! Now I know what to do with the broken ones. Yee hah!

  7. Such a simple, yet fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing…can’t wait to make a few.

  8. Crushed shells? Stunning! 20? I don’t know if I can take it, these are all too pretty and I’m getting dizzy wanting to try them! (But please don’t stop.)

  9. These would be so beautiful covering a tree at Christmas time.

  10. I have loved all of the ornaments so far, but I REALLY love this one! Keep ’em coming!

  11. That is so pretty!!


  12. Ah! A bit of the beach for my tree. Great idea! Think I’ll make extra of these to use on gifts for my beach loving sisters and brother.

  13. We are doing a sea-themed Christmas next year and I will add this to our list of projects. Thanks!

  14. great idea!!!


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