Painted Seashell Accessories– Polka Dot Chair

painted-seashell-accessoriesHello! My name is Melissa Mortenson and I’m the girl behind the Polka Dot Chair Blog! My blog, named after a chair in my craft room is in it’s 6th year of sharing creative ideas with readers! I’m so excited to be here today to share with you this fun summer craft idea!

painted-seashell-hair   These fun seashell accessories are easy to make and are a great craft project that you can tackle with your kids this summer. Here’s what you’ll need:


I just used seashells that I bought at the craft store but you could do this for even less if you use ones that you collect yourself on the beach.


To begin, paint each of the shells with Nail Polish! Yep, you heard me right, nail polish is perfect for paining sea shells, it still lets the natural texture of the shell show through, dries quickly and comes in lots of fun colors.


   My daughter and I sat down and painted all of the shells one afternoon.

seashell-craft-ideas   painted-seashells   After you’re done painting the shells and they are dry, hot glue them to the accessories you chose. diy-seashell-craftTo make the headband I found it easiest to glue the shells first to the headband on the edges. how-to-make-a-seashell-headbandThen I went back and filled in the rest of the shell with hot glue to hold it better. Just be careful the hot glue can bend your headband, so work slowly. seashell-ringTo make the rings and hair clips, fill the shell in with hot glue as shown above, then glue the clip/ring to the back. seashell-hair-clip seashell-headband   I think the headband is my favorite! Thanks for having me today Kim! I hope that you all will stop by my blog sometime and say “hello”


Thanks, Melissa!

I have been a fan of Polka Dot Chair for years and you will love her creative ideas!  Be sure to keep up with her latest creations by reading Polka Dot Chair and following Melissa through social media…  Facebook l Pinterest l Twitter l Instagram

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Happy Summer!



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