Plaster Craft -Hearts with Shells & Seaglass

Here is a quick and easy plaster craft idea.

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Shell and seaglass hearts that make cute little gifts that can be used as paperweights.

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What you'll need to make shell and seaglass plaster hearts. Plaster of Paris, baking forms in heart shape, shells and seaglass.

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Add plaster of paris to water, mix until thick but still pourable, then fill forms to desired height/thickness. That's it. I did pre-treat the forms with mold release spray, but I'm not sure if that was even necessary.

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Little air bubbles formed in the process. I tried my best to get rid of them by tapping the forms. The forms are soft, so it was a bit tricky.

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The plaster dries quickly, so I only had a few minutes to create my designs and set in the mussel shells and the tiny seaglass pieces. This was my first attempt doing a plaster craft.

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An hour later, I peeled off the forms.

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I sanded the edges lightly, and done.

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And here it is, the plaster shell heart, functioning as paperweight, sitting on top of receipts in the home office.