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How To Make A Oyster Shell Garland Centerpiece

For a stunning centerpiece that can be used anytime of the year create a oyster shell garland centerpiece.

How To Make A Oyster Shell Garland Centerpiece

DIY Oyster Shell Garland Centerpiece

A few years ago I made a few oyster shell candle holders. Check it out here. I had collected tons of them in my own community where I live. So I have plenty to make all kinds of projects. I thought instead of the traditional holiday garland I try something unique. So I headed to my oyster shell stash picked out about 15 large ones. If you are interested in making one? Keep reading.! You can purchase oysters usually at places that sell stone and concrete but mostly in the South. If you don’t have any close by you can purchase them at amazon.

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  • Pine needles branches
  • Oysters shells (wash them with bleach or vinegar solutions, which is one part water and cleaner.
  • 2 large candles
  • 1 large coral
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How To Make A Oyster Shell Garland Centerpiece

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Step1: Lay out all the pine clipping along the center of the table. Make sure you lay down so there are spots that are clear to lay the oyster shells and candles.

2. Scatter the oyster shells over the pine needles. Make sure they are nice and white. You can clean them with bleach, vinegar or lemon juice. Make sure you use one part water and one part cleaning solutions.

3. Add two non-flame large candles on each side of the pine needles. Another idea is two scatter a bunch of smaller candles everywhere would also look pretty nice.

4. In the center of the garland, I added my large coral for that added dramatic look. There are so many things you can do to give it more dimension. Add mini lights for a dramatic look.

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  1. I may have to use this one at the beach house, and by the way…..I LOVE your home! xo

    1. That would be great idea for your beach home, you have access to tons of coral and shells. Over there in Miami

  2. Oh yeah, the secret is revealed! I loved this centerpiece when I saw it last on your other post and now I know how to make one myself. Thanks!

  3. What a simple but beautiful coastal-y idea for your table An all the elements work so well together! As a coastal resident, I can so seeing doing this on my table. And what a gorgeous piece of coral!

    Thanks for the inspiration.


  4. I LOVE shells and this is a prefect way to incorporate them into a Christmas theme. Thanks for inspiring me. Have a wonderful week.

  5. This makes for a really pretty costal Christmas feel. A departure from your traditional red and green. I absolutely love this twist on Christmas décor. Very creative.

    1. Thanks so much for a great party, i have added your party to my party page.

  6. Gorgeous garland Maria, love it! Reminds me so much of home when I lived in Florida. Thanks for sharing this at the DI & DI link party. Merry Christmas!

  7. What a fantastic way to add coastal elements to your Christmas decor! Your table is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday this week!

    1. Thanks so much for a great party, I have added you to my party list on each post.

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