This past weekend we made more progress in the dining room by finding a new buffet piece (yay!!), unpacking some family china and then adding a new plant to the corner.  I bought a dieffenbachia from Lowe’s and put it in a basket I found at Hobby Lobby, but wanted to add a lil something extra to the basket.. so I added oyster shells as an accent!

Oyster Shell Decorated Basket

What you’ll need:

  • Basket
  • Odd number of oyster shells
  • Drill
  • 1/8″ drill bit
  • Twine
  • Scissors

This is another ridiculously easy way to customize a basket in just a few minutes!  Get a few oyster shells (I like them in odd numbers) and drill a hole in them at the top.

Thread some twine through the shell and the top of the basket and tie it off. Seriously, that’s it – 2 steps and you’re done!  I drilled 7 shells, but ended up liking having 5 of them on the front of the basket.

I named my dieffenbachia Dan, so now Dan sits in his new basket with oyster shells in our dining room! I love that I can see a little bit of our dining room from the kitchen (and we’ll be able to see more once we open it up during the kitchen renovation).

It’s quickly becoming one of my favorite rooms in the house – maybe because it’s one of the few that’s in the process of being updated, but mainly because of the colors and pieces we’re put in there so far.  I can’t wait to finish the room off with chairs & art and have a dinner party to celebrate!

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