Hi, everyone!!! I’m Katherine. You may know me from Teen Writers’ Nook. And if not, I’d love for you to stop by and say hi!!! So, why am I suddenly guest posting on Shruthika’s blog? Well, it’s because Shruthika hosted a TOTALLY FABULOUS Creativity Contest back in June, and my entry won! So, now you’re seeing me today. XD Annndd since I received this opportunity through some “creativity” I thought that today’s post could be on something creative/crafty.
Summer isn’t over yet. And these crafts are so easy you can do them in no time! Here are a few of my ideas to get started:
- Seashells in a vase
Have lots of seashells but don’t know what to do with them? Have you considered displaying them? Maybe this craft is for you!
I LOVE seashells!!! I have so many that you could probably say I collect them!! (I just never called it “collecting” before. 😜) Well, instead of filling up tubs or boxes and taking up closet space, I put the majority of my seashells in a clear, flower vase and set it on the top of my bookshelf. It’s so pretty and gives me that beachy feel. I’ve seen some images on the internet where inside the vase there were blue pebbles below the seashells. I think the pebbles are really pretty so I put some in the bottom of my seashell vase. If you have a lot of seashells you can use a large vase or multiple small ones. If you don’t have many seashells but still want to display the ones you have, you can use a small vase. Any size vase works.
- Seashell jewelry
I go easy on this one. When collecting seashells, I’ll often keep some that have small holes in them. That way I don’t have to drill holes in the shell and the jewelry making becomes MUCH easier. You can get creative and make any kind of jewelry with seashells that fit your style. I often like to use pearl beads with my shell jewelry. It makes it very oceany and mermaidy (yeah, I don’t think “mermaidy” is a word XDD).
- Sequined tail mermaid
This is probably my FAVORITE one!!! So, a while back I drew a mermaid on a card for my grandmother. (I like drawing mermaids, y’all. XD) And then I had an idea: why not glue sequins on the tail to make it look like scales? So, that’s what I did. I used school glue for some of the sequins, and although that works, some of the sequins fell off. So, I used hot glue to glue the rest. If you prefer school glue, you can still use it; it’s just that hot glue was stronger and therefore, the sequins were least likely to fall off.
And there you have it! Easy crafts to try out this summer! 😉 I hope you enjoyed this post or maybe were inspired to try something new!
Thank you so much for this opportunity, Shruthika!!!!!!!!!!! <3333
Tell me in the comments: which craft idea are you most interested in? Until I hear from you . . . *puts on cool black sunglasses* Kat out!