Easy Oyster Shell Ornament-Just 3 Steps


How to Make An Oyster Shell Holiday Ornament


I know we are so busy with the holidays approaching and you probably are saying where do I have the time to make Christmas ornaments.  These are going to be the easiest ornament you will ever make and the best part its something unique and beachy and the best part its so easy to make in just three steps. See The Video Versions here



  • 40 Oyster Shells
  • Dremel
  • Ribbons


Step 1: Making them brilliant.

To get the oyster a brilliant 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.


Step 2:

Dremel is my new best friend tool. This tool can do so many things. I connected a thin 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 how I was able to drill 40 holes so quickly with the Dremel.



Step 3:

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 shell hole. 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 treasures on the tree. I  found a 4-foot tree that is the perfect size to hang them. I added some thick rope for garland to give it more of a coastal vibe.


For more oyster projects check out my Oyster shell candle holder DIY.

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