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How To Decorate with Seashells

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Glass Containers or Jars
Shell Jars
© 2006 Dawn Henthorn, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Use elegant glass containers or simple mason jars to call attention to your shell collection. One of my most prized shell collections is housed in a three-tier glass candy jar — one level holds small pieces of broken coral, the others hold a mixed collection of shells.

If you are handy with needlepoint, why not sew a mason jar lid with shells and the date of your vacation for a personal touch?

If you've found a shell with a hole in it or want to drill a hole in a shell, string it on a ribbon and tie it around a jar. Finish with a nice bow and you've got another decorating idea!

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