Seashell Ornaments -Gold Painted Shells for Christmas

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Here they are, my finished seashell ornaments!

gold painted seashell ornament
As you might recall, Martha Stewart's Seashell Christmas Ornaments were the inspiration to make seashell ornaments for Christmas. Only I used gold paint instead of glitter.


beach seashells
I found dozens of these shells on a local beach. The ones with natural holes in them I strung together into a Shell Garland.

drilling hole in seashell
To Drill the Shells with my dremel tool was super easy. Well, I did crack a couple of shells. They're quite delicate and don't tolerate much pressure.

spray painting seashells in box
Instant glamour with some gold spray paint.

ornament hangers
There's no logic to my hanging method. I just happened to have a box of ornament hangers, and they work well. I used craft pearls for the finishing touch.

gold and neutral seashell ornaments on tree
Then I decided to add all the other shells (unpainted, without holes) to the tree too, placing them on the branches.

Christmas tree with seashell ornaments
Tada! Our humble Christmas tree with all the seashell ornaments.

moon shell as tree topper
Not exactly Martha's tree topper, but I'm loving my moon shell. White Space White Space

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