I’m so happy to welcome Robin from All Things Heart & Home to Sand & Sisal for the day! Robin and I met at the Haven Conference last year and we instantly hit it off! She is such a delightful and talented woman. She has a fun project for us today, Shell Topped Bottles! Welcome Robin!
Hello Sand and Sisal friends!
It’s Robin with All Things Heart and Home and I’m excited to be hanging out with you guys today 🙂
When Kim asked me to share a project, I knew just which one I wanted to show you!
These beachy Shell Topped Bottles have been on my to-do list since I saw the beautiful Coral Topped Bottles from Pottery Barn…
Shell topped bottles are super easy and super quick to make, so if you have a second, I’ll show you how!
Here’s what you’ll need:
*Bottles (found mine at Home Goods but Kim has a GREAT DIY Sea Glass Bottle Tutorial HERE!)
*Twine or rope
*Hot Glue (for twine)
I searched for ways to secure the shells in the tops of the bottles…my original plan was to use hot glue because, well, I use hot glue for almost everything! But I found that the Wedding Chicks suggested using Bondo and I knew The Husband would have some in his work room… because he has random supplies like that! Sure enough, he did! (You can find Bondo at your home improvement store or if you’d rather…just use hot glue!)
For the larger bottle I added some masking tape just inside the mouth of the bottle to keep the Bondo from dropping down into the bottom of the bottle! (This is where hot glue might work better since it would adhere to the sides of the bottle neck)
Bondo has to be mixed in order to set…so mix and work quickly before it starts to dry!
Put a good amount in the mouth of the bigger bottle…
…and hold it in place for a minute until the Bondo gets hard and the shell is secure…
The masking tape worked like a charm to keep the Bondo in the opening of the bottle!
I used hot glue to adhere the twine to the Bondo and wrapped it (the twine) around and around until it looked just like I wanted–then hot glued the twine in place…
I love the way these turned out! And I’m looking for some pretty coral to make some more for the mantle!
I loved being here with you guys…if you have a free minute, I’d love to see you in my little corner of the blog-world!
Here are a few projects on All Things Heart and Home that you might like!
My Home Tour…come on in!
The Backyard Makeover Reveal!…you’ve got to see the before shots!!!
Sending love my friends~ ox