Seashells and seashell pieces (broken)
Hot glue gun & hot glue
This year we're on more of a budget than we've ever been so I am trying to get crafty and make some Christmas gifts that come more from the heart than from the wallet. Idea #1 - Seashell wine glasses for my brother and sister-in-law:
I started out with 4 wine glasses for $9.98. We recently visited Costa Rica and I had a bunch of shells I had brought back specifically for this idea. After pulling out and cleaning off the glasses, I applied modge podge (under $5 if you don't have it at home already) and then sprinkled the small pieces of shells I had brought back.
Just to make sure they stuck, I let them dry on the step above for 24 hours before starting the next one. Once dry, I applied hot glue to the full size shells I had set aside to place on top. I allowed that to dry for 20 minutes and then applied more modge podge with a sponge. Be careful on this step - I applied too much the first time around and it ended up being a huge mess!
Once again, I let the glasses dry for 24 hours. I checked for any additional spots to be touched up, and then I was done!
Hopefully they'll go over well - along with a bottle of wine of course! If you're not the DIY type, I'll be listing these on my Etsy page soon!