I have a basket of mussel shells in my office from my friend that had leftover from her wedding in Maine.  They look great just sitting in a basket, but one day I thought it’d be cool to create tiny sail boats with the mussel shell as the base.  In just a few minutes, my first attempt was successful!

Mussel Shell Sailboat

What you’ll need:

  • 1 piece of white card stock
  • Scissors
  • Liquid cement
  • Mussel shell
  • 1-2 pearls

Cut a square from your card stock that’s about 3-4″ tall.  Fold it diagonally.  Place it in the shell and trim the card stock as needed to fit or if you want it a little shorter.

Use the liquid cement to attach 1-2 pearls to the bottom of the shell so it will sit upright.

Put some more liquid cement on the bottom of the 3 corners of the card stock and place it in the shell.  Make sure the glue is touching the shell so it can attach. Let dry and you’re done!

Aren’t they adorable??  I made three and put them on our table in the entryway.

I’m sure you could create little sailboats from just about any sea shell, but the blue shell paired with a white sail makes the mussel shells perfect!  Do you have any other ideas of what I can do with some of the mussel shells?

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