Now you all know I went a little “nautical” crazy in the baby’s nursery, but I never used shells anywhere, so this was a real challenge. After brainstorming and brainstorming I came to the realization that I couldn’t come up with anything unique that actually used the shells themselves, but I had a genius idea to use the shells as STAMPS and create a great craft.
I tried this technique on both paper (wouldn't it be cool as a greeting card?) and fabric and it worked on both, but I decided on fabric (in the form of a pillow) for this tutorial.
Seashell Stamped (& stenciled) Pillow
Supplies:Pillow cover: I used a plain white cushion cover from Ikea (GURLI) for a whopping $4!
Clam type shells
Craft or Fabric Paint: I actually used a free sample of chalk paint I had lying around, but if you were going to wash these pillows I’d use fabric paint. (or use the latex paint and fabric medium method I used when I painted my upholstered chair)
Stencil (this is optional if you want a secondary motif along with the shell stamps. I cut mine out of contact paper with my Silhouette Cameo)
Step 5: Heat set the paint if necessary (follow manufacturer's instructions for your paint type)