Learn to make oyster shell wedding favors. It’s a natural and perfect favor for a coastal wedding.
What Are The Best Oyster Shells For Favors.
There are many types of oyster shells out there. I live in the low-country in South Carolina. Eastern oyster is the ones you find in the Lowcountry shores. They come in all sorts of sizes. I use the flat and delicate looking shell for my oyster shell wedding favors. You can find those off the inter coastal waterway of Hilton Head . These are typically very thin oyster shells and are brought in by the tides.
Supplies To Make Oyster Shell Wedding FAvors
Oyster shell: I needed 40 of them all the same size. They also need to be light weight shell not the heavy shell.
Ribbon: I choose a blush pink chiffon ribbon which is frayed on the ends.
Drill: Dremel is a great drilling tool to have for crafts. The drilling component is perfect for making holes in the oyster shell. I use this tool all the time.
Gold Pen: These pens are oil based paint. Get them in fine point to make it easier to write.
How To Make The Oyster Shell Wedding Favors
- Clean the shells with a solution of vinegar and water. Let sit for half a day. With a small brush scrape dirt off the shell.
2. Drill a small hole with the dremel. It shouldn’t take very long since the shell is very thin. Make sure you damp the shell to avoid sparking. If you are using a thicker shell hold the Dremel firm and it should take a few seconds longer.
3. Paint initials with gold pen. Make sure the oyster shell is dry and you can paint with the initials of the bride and groom, and the date of the wedding ceremony.
4. Insert the ribbon through the hole. Tie the ribbon at the top as if you were going to hang it on a tree like an ornament.
I am truly happy with the wedding favors. We are placing them in a little box inside the favor bag. Here is the link to making the favor bags.