Seashells + sea glass = what’s not to like? I would be hard pressed to choose between the two, so today I’m sharing a Seashell Topiary and a Sea Glass Topiary. Both are a beautiful way to add a little beach theme decor to your home. You might even consider mixing it up, and adding nuggets of colorful sea glass to your Seashell Topiary, or vice versa.
Seashell Topiaries are simply elegant, and adaptable to whatever seashells you have in your stash. The tutorial for the Seashell Topiary is already on Crafts ‘n Coffee. Today, I’ll share the tutorial for the Sea Glass Topiary. Sea glass is not as readily available on the beach, but fortunately, you can purchase it by the bagful at craft stores and some discount chains.
To make a Sea Glass Topiary, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 12” x 4” cone
- Beach glass pieces, equal to three pounds (we mixed shades of blue & white)
- Low-temperature gun
- Tools: Pencil; ruler; scissors; wire cutters
To make a Sea Glass Topiary:
1. Starting at the bottom of the cone, glue glass pieces around the base. Work on a small section at a time. Overlap the glass pieces as needed to cover the area. Your glass pieces do not need to lie flat, and in fact, it can be more interesting to have some pieces jutting out from the cone.
2. Continue working around and up the cone, one section at the time, until entire surface is covered.
The Seashell Cone Topiary can also take on a very different look, depending on the seashells you have on hand. To see how you can change it up, check out the tutorial for the Seashell Cone Topiary pictured below, also on StyrofoamCrafts.com.
A parting thought for you – what do you think of this Seashell Topiary that’s painted all white? Do you like the elegant simplicity of an all-white Seashell Topiary, or do you prefer the Seashell Topiary au natural?