Shell Ball

I’m always trying to use supplies I already have on hand. Today I decided to make a shell ball using a ping pong ball and some small-ish shells. We collected these shells from the beaches of California, Florida, Maryland, and Virgina.

There was nothing planned out in the placement of the shells. I just used a glue gun and started gluing.

Ta-Da! A cute little shell ball.

Then I had to find a place for it, so I finally took down my 4th of July decorations and redecorated the entry shelf.

The shell ball was placed by a yellow-ish glass bottle and a fun fish dish. The fish dish was bought from Hobby Lobby last year on clearance.

On the other side of the shelf is an hour glass and a wicker candle holder. The candle holder is usually outside on the deck. It has a glass insert, but it got so hot outside the candle melted into the insert and I haven’t dug it out yet, so I just took the whole piece out.

Here’s the finished Summer shelf in the entry. And the best part; yep, you guessed it! I already had everything at home so it was free.

{ 8 comments… add one }
  • Lisa August 3, 2011, 8:46 pm

    Very COOL idea!

  • June Scott August 4, 2011, 2:46 pm

    This is great, Leanne! I’ve been working on some DIY decorative balls, too! The balls in the stores are SO expensive, crazy! Love how yours turned out!

  • Elisabeth August 5, 2011, 5:31 am

    I love how your shell ball turned out. Creative thinking!

  • Sommer August 5, 2011, 4:52 pm

    Oh heck that turned out darling! What a cute little ball o shells! I hope you will show this off at my VIP party today!

  • Michelle at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust August 5, 2011, 8:10 pm

    Hi Leanne, Thanks so much for your sweet message & for linking up this beautiful project. Hope to see you again soon – maybe at the Snap conference. Please hang out with me a bit there–none of my friends are bloggers & I’ll be alone! EEKK!

    Warmly, Michelle

  • Julia August 6, 2011, 8:14 am

    That is soooooo clever! Love the simple beauty, who would even know it had a ping pong ball at its center? Good for you!!! jules

  • Leah August 6, 2011, 10:31 am

    It’s cute, and perfect for summer!

  • Mindie August 13, 2011, 7:24 am

    Love your decor!
    I just found your great blog and wanted to invite you to my weekly any link goes party at Bacon Time. I am even giving away a cute pair of fork silver earrings to one lucky linker this weekend. Hope you will join us.

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