Monday, October 25, 2010

Seashell Basket for Metamophosis Monday

I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch forMetamorphosis Monday Please go by and see all the great metamorphosis projects others in blog land have to share. Susans' blog is great and she always has something great to share.
This week I am sharing a basket I found at the GW for $1.00, it is the usual basket you might find at any GW store, I kept coming back to it, so I decided it needed to come home with me.
I went to my local dollar tree and purchased sea grass and a flower stem.
I already had the Styrofoam and seashells. I really liked the color of the basket, it just needed some cleaning with a damp cloth  and to be filled with something, So I began .

placing the styrofoam and placing the grass and flowers. The shells I used are one I have collected on past trips to the beach. Using my hot glue gun I placed them on skewers covered in green florist tape and then broke off to desire length, placing them in the stryofoam.

The large shell in the back on the left is actually a large crab shell from our favorite seafood restaurant here in town. It was just to pretty to throw out, so I washed it  and I think it works great.
I am pleased with how it turned out, now I just need to find the perfect spot for it.
Thanks for stopping by and please check out the other great Met Monday projects.


  1. Super cute. I like how you used a shell from a local restaurant. More meaningful :)

  2. I love seashells and think they work wonderfully for decorating. Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you want the recipe for the chicken bites, there's a link to it in the post you commented on ( or you can click this link.

    (sorry for posting this on your blog, I couldn't find a way to email you)

  3. Lovely basket!!! Thanks for visiting and btw...thought you might find it interesting that my hubby is an RN with the VA also! He retired from Navy and then went to nursing school!!!