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Seashell Treats for the Window

Give your windows a seashell treatment!

craft a seashell curtain
All you need to make this lovely window treatment is white raffia or kite string and a few dozen limpets that are worn down into rings by the ocean. Then tie them at regular intervals. Seen at Country Living.


limpet rings
Worn down limpet shells via Flickr.

Limpets
I've never found any limpets so far and couldn't believe that Lucy from Attic24 collected 145 of them in one day! Here they are stacked up in tens to count.

seashell window treatment
This shows that you can string together seashells of any kind, given you're comfortable Drilling Holes.
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17 comments:

Cheryl said...

Beautiful ideas! I found some limpets this summer on Florida's Gulf Coast and I could not believe it as I have never found them before either. I only found 3 or 4 but I was excited!

Beautiful Details said...

I found some limpets on our honeymoon to Costa Rica but not this many and not worn down. I have lots of local seashells. This looks like a fun and beautiful project! Thanks for sharing.

Sher said...

I never knew what they were...

GYPSYWOMAN said...

beautiful - i've also seen these done using hot glue on seashells - don't know how well they lasted - neat post!

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

gorgeous and totally brilliant

Tina said...

I learn so much from your blog. Limpets?...never heard of it before seem them and have collected many but didn't know they had a name. Great project.

DesignTies said...

Pretty :-) I've never seen a limpet and I had no idea what a limpet was till I read your post and Googled it :-) Thanks for teaching me something new!!

Kelly

Drawn to The Sea said...

I keep telling my husband not to toss the imperfect ones. Now, if I just had a handful of limpets.

Happy,
~Julia

mvmaithai said...

I have collected more shells than I know what to do with. This is a great project to put them to good use. Thanks for yet another excellent idea/post!

vosges paris said...

wow I just love that curtain, but then I love all these kinda little sea things ;)
Thanks for the beautiful pictures.

monogramgirl said...

These are very pretty!

erin said...

never heard of "limpets"? great project idea! i cheated and bought a shell drape and it is hanging in one of my bathrooms, which is unlike me because i have a thing against displaying purchased shells. oh well. love the look!

Ann said...

That's an amazing shell project...thanks for sharing.

Alison Gibbs said...

Always fun playing with shells.
These hangers look greta
Alison

Morgane said...

i discover your blog and i saw this : it's so funny because i've done this seashell craft for our seaside house ! The beaches there are full of limpets ( we call it breniks ! ) and it's also fun to see they exist by the other side of the sea!

Morgane said...

how you can't found them ! if i couls i would send you tones !

Beach Vintage said...

Maya I love this.