It’s been fun to end Summer with a few Fall crafts. Since I love Summer SO much I am sharing How To Decorate Pumpkins with Sea Shells and Driftwood.
Create a unique, beach style pumpkin with sea shells and driftwood as a stem. It’s easy, fun and they look beautiful on any Fall table.
Let’s start with supplies:
*1 yard long shell necklace (I found my at the Dollar Store)
*1 small faux pumpkin, painted white (I bought mine at Walmart)
*hot glue gun
*hot glue sticks
*ruler or measuring tape
My necklace measured about 3 1/2 feet when laid out straight. I cut off the medallion, and the clasps. I also took the stem off the faux pumpkin.
When visiting the Oregon coast last year, my daughter found several driftwood pieces for me. I chose to use the twisted and curved ones for more interest and visual appeal.
To be able to calculate how long each shell (and bead) strand should be, I measured the pumpkin curved indented lines. For my pumpkin, I needed strands 3 1/2 inches long.
Instead of lining shells on each indention, I decided to go with every other one. So it wouldn’t look too overdone or bulky.
That was the easy part. BUT, as I cut each strand, the shells would have fallen off. The solution for me was to hot glue in-between the last shell AND the shell after the cut. As seen in the above photo.
This prevented the shells from falling off the 3 1/2 inch strands AND the NEXT strand I would be cutting. It made for a really smooth process and much faster, as well.
Once the strands were measured and cut, it was time to hot glue them onto the pumpkin. It was satisfying to see the various shells and beads give this Walmart pumpkin new life.
To add a driftwood stem-I used the pointed end of my scissors to “dig” a hole (about an inch) deep enough to hold the stem upright and sturdy.
My new Pumpkin with Sea Shells and Driftwood Stem is just what I like for a beachy look with a neutral style.
It’s been fun teaching you How To Decorate Pumpkins with Sea Shells and Driftwood.
It’s always enjoyable to have you here. When are YOU going to make your own Coastal Style Pumpkin for Fall? I would love to see it.
Make it a great day.
My talented blogging friends have MANY more decorative pumpkin ideas below. Sit back with your favorite drink and enjoy!
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