Learn to create oyster shell ornaments perfect for a coastal Christmas tree.
Oyster Shell Ornaments
I know we are so busy with the holidays approaching and you probably are saying where do I have the time to make oyster shell ornaments. These are going to be the easiest ornaments you will ever make and the best part its something unique and beachy. The best part its so easy to make in just three steps. See The Video Versions here
- 40 Shells
How To Make Oyster Shell Ornaments
Step 1: Making them brilliant.
To make the oyster shell ornaments they need to be very clean and white. Clean them with vinegar and water. Let soak for a few hours and like magic, they will turn white. You can use a small toothbrush to get any debris off.
Dremel is my new best friend tool. This tool can do so many things. I connected a drill bit to the Dremel. With full speed, you drill one little hole through the oyster shell. You have to get fearless the drill bit gets hot. Do use gloves in case of possible burns. Don’t be afraid to apply pressure. I was blown away by how I was able to drill 40 oyster shell ornaments holes so quickly with the dremel
The hard part is over and now you can get excited the end is near. Cut the ribbons around 6 inches long and pull it through the oyster. You may need glasses for this one. Or you can use a small needle to pull the ribbons through. Once I pulled 40 ribbons through the shells. I tied a knot and they were everything I dreamed they be.
Now that my goosebumps are gone its time to hang these oyster shell ornaments tree. I found a 4-foot tree that is the perfect size to hang them. I added some thick rope for a garland to give it more of a coastal vibe.