By Katja Kromann

Sea shell tea light and a glorious sunset over the bay

Sea shell tea light and a glorious sunset over the bay
Sea shell tea light sunset Denmark 1

This is one of the crafts I made while in Denmark in September.

I was so inspired by all the DIY party things I had seen at the wedding we attended such as the home made wedding cake with coffee filter flowers and the home made bridal bouquet that I started thinking about how you could dress up a table at a wedding for pennies.

Then I got this idea for using sea shells that you glue to an inexpensive tea light. Imagine a bunch of these down the center of a table with little bowls of flowers in between and some greenery? I think that would look so wonderful.

But let me first back up to where I got the shells.

Sea shell tea light sunset Denmark 1

One evening when the weather was particularly beautiful, B, Grandma and I walked down to the bay that is close to their house. This is one of our favorite places to go to throw rocks into the water.

Sea shell tea light sunset Denmark 1

You have to search a bit for some really nice flat rocks.

Sea shell tea light sunset Denmark 1

And maybe have some pointed out to you by a seasoned veteran :)

Sea shell tea light sunset Denmark 1

Bend down a bit and send off that rock across the surface of the water.

Sea shell tea light sunset Denmark 1

And you might get it to skip a few times :)

Sea shell tea light sunset Denmark 1

Then, enjoy the sunset.

If you look down.

Sea shell tea light sunset Denmark 1

you see some nice blue shells scattered about, brought in by the tide. You grab a handful and take with you.

Sea shell tea light sunset Denmark 1

At home (my parents' place) I rinsed my shells in water to get all the sand out and let them dry.

Sea shell tea light sunset Denmark 1

Then I used a hot glue gun and glued on the first row of shells at the bottom of the tea light making sure that the tea light would be relatively even and stable.

Sea shell tea light sunset Denmark 1

then I kept adding rows until I liked the look of it.

That's it...

Sea shell tea light sunset Denmark 1

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Katja Kromann
About Katja Kromann

I am a Danish American decorating life in Seattle. I love all things design and DIY.

I can’t think of anything more fun than coming up with project, making it, photographing it and sharing it with you on my websites.

I am a Graphic Artist and home maker by day.

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