June 14, 2013

Here is our third DIY tutorial from our special Seaside Bridal Shower! It’s all about the details… details are what people remember. If you are throwing a beach inspired event, this darling seashell seating card project does double duty – it also makes a terrific favor! We added beautiful pearl-like candies from Martha Celebrations for the perfect seaside touch!

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SUPPLIES:

  • Krylon Gloss Enamel Spray Paint
  • Hot glue gun
  • jewelry making ‘split rings’
  • tweezers
  • your choice of seashells
  • cute seating cards and yummy candy

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‘Split Rings’ are exactly like teeny tiny keychain rings… and their tight metal grip will be holding our cute seating cards!

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Add a dollop of hot glue to the base of your seashell. Using tweezers, (and working fast because of the hot glue!) pick up a split ring and place it into the hot glue – hold it there until the glue dries – making sure the ring stays vertical. The direction your ring is facing is the same direction your card will go.

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OPTIONAL // I wanted bright white seashells (maybe you want… turquoise!) and split rings – so I spray painted them after I added the split rings. You can do either!

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I only needed one coat on the backside of the shells, but two coats on the inside! Let these dry completely, like really dry for a week or so before packing them up tightly – you know how spray paint can get. **I know, not food safe ~ but the candy hardly touches the paint!

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Since I spray painted after I added the split rings – I had to carefully bust through the paint to open the rings. CRAFTERS TIP // It’s easier to add the rings after you paint – but if you want everything the same color you have to add the rings first. Totally up to you!

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Make cute seating tags and insert them between the two metal pieces of the split rings!

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Aren’t they adorable!? These split rings can be glued onto almost anything!!!

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Add some pretty pearl like candies… of course these are from Martha Celebrations… and you have the perfect seaside seating card and favor!

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As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY. Happy Crafting!

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beautiful photography: Studio 11 Weddings // DIY tutorial: Jen | Something Turquoise // seashells: California Seashell Company // Krylon Spray Paint, Martha Stewart Crafts glue gun, and split rings: Michaels // font Lavanderia: LostType.com // arrow from computer ‘special characters’ font section // nail polish: OPI liquid sand in Get Your Number

Click here to see the entire ‘Seaside Bridal Shower with Martha Celebrations

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