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 are in the northern part of the U.S you can replace the oysters with large shells.
Here’ How I Did it!
- Pine needles branches
- Oysters shells
- 2 large candles
- 1 large coral
- Cut up pine needle branches and lay them in the middle of the dining room table. You can use the cuttings from your Christmas tree or just cut the branches off any pine tree.
2. Scatter the oyster shells over the pine needles. Make sure they are nice and white. You can clean them with bleach or lemon juice.
3. Add two non-flame large candles on each side of the pine needles.
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.