Last Updated on November 14, 2020 by Maria Brittis
If you love decorating with natural coastal elements around the house, then you will love to make this oyster shell Christmas tree.
Stunning Oyster Shell Christmas Tree:
For year I have been collected oyster shells. Many of the them I found in the rivers near my home. I have made all sort of projects with them. Such as my Oyster shell candle holder or my oyster shell bookends. Oyster shells comes in many forms. The best ones for this tree would be the flat curved ones. Its going to take time to sift through my collection to find the perfect ones.
Materials Needed to Make Tree
- Oyster shells (Flat ones)
- Christmas tree foam shape (three sizes, 12″ 8″ 6″_
- Glue Gun
- Wide Ribbon(any color you like)
- Liquitex Body Acrylic Paint (optional)
How To Make Oyster Shell Christmas Tree
The most important part of making this tree is to have all the oyster shells picked out. You will need a flat oyster shell. It does not have to be perfect, as long as its not thick on its back side. Depending on how many trees you want to make will decide how many oyster shells you will need. I made 3 trees so I counted 52 oyster shells for the 12 ” 34 for the 8″ and 18 for the 6″.
Step 1: Gluing the oyster shells
Start from the top of the tree and glue the top of the shell and don’t glue on flat it should stick out a bit to form a Christmas tree. There may be a few that lay flay even if you glue just the tops, that ok you can add some curved ones to create a flair at the end to form the tree.
Step 2: Painting the Oyster shells
After you have glued all the oyster shells onto the foam tree. Let dry overnight. To add a shimmery glow to the trees you can paint them with this Liquitex Acrylic Body Paint. (optional)
Step 3: Adding the pointed tops.
T0 make the tree look completely finish we add a few selected shells to make the tree complete.It took about a few small curved oyster shells to make the top of the tree complete. Add a little glue on each oyster shell and glue to the top.
Step 4: Making the bow
You will need about 1/2 a yard of ribbon. Tie the red ribbon into a bow. Each ribbon should be sized to fit the tree size. If needed cut the tails of the bow to accommodate the size of tree.
Viola, here are the three adorable Oyster shell Christmas trees. I hope you love making them as much as I have.
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