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Shell Hanging Decorations

by Jane (follow)
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Here's how to create some pretty hanging decorations from plaster of Paris. I used tiny shells for my decoration but you could try interesting buttons, sequins, beads etc.



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You will need
Plastic drinking cup
Plaster of Paris
Disposable tub
Drinking straw
Ribbon
Small shells or other decoration items

Method
Cut a drinking cup in half to create the mould.



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Mix the plaster of Paris in a disposable tub according to the pack instructions. We used about 2 parts palate to 1 part water. Stir well.
Pour the plaster into the drinking cup mould to your desired thickness - ours was about 1 centimetre thick.
Tap the drinking cup gently to release any bubbles in the plaster.
Allow the plaster to start to harden. When it is thick but not set, press a drinking straw into the plaster where you want the hole to hang the decoration up to go.



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Press the shells (or other decoration items) into the wet plaster. Add a sprinkle of glitter for some sparkle.



Plastic cups for plaster moulds, plaster of Paris craft ideas


Allow to set for around 24 hours then pop the plaster decoration out of the mould.



Plastic cups for plaster moulds, plaster of Paris craft ideas


Add ribbon through the hole to complete your decoration.



Plaster, plaster of Paris, shells in plaster of Paris, shell crafts, plaster shell tutorial


If you want to make a coloured decoration, try adding a spoonful of powder tempera (poster) paint to the dry plaster powder at the beginning before mixing with water.

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#Plaster
#Plaster of Paris
#Mould
#Mold
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