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DIY Holiday Decorations

We asked New York designer John Loecke to accept our first-ever seashore craft challenge: To create holiday decorations using shells, spray paint, and a glue gun.

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Paint wooden castle form, plastic-foam cylinders, and plastic-foam cones (michaels.com) with Krylon Make It Stone spray paint in Charcoal Sand.
Photographer Tria Giovan

Shell-Covered Castle

1. Paint wooden castle form, plastic-foam cylinders, and plastic-foam cones (michaels.com) with Krylon Make It Stone spray paint in Charcoal Sand.
2. Cover all with a layer of spray glue.
3. Sprinkle on glitter, shake off the excess, and let dry.
4. Hot-glue shells onto castle, cylinders, and cones.
5. Stick flags, made of scrapbook paper and toothpicks, into the top of each cone.
6. Display on a table, styling with cut evergreen branches.

 

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