Monday, July 2, 2012

Oyster Shells Bottle Stopper {How to}


Here I go, again! Obsessed with oyster shells? Definitely!


On my recent tour of Fairhope, AL, J & I came across an oyster shell bottle stopper in one of the local shops. At $89.95, both of us thought the price was way too high. I thought, hmmmmm? I can create one.

With an old bottle stopper, liquid nails, and oyster shells, I set out to create one for much, much cheaper.



Take a look at the two I created recently:



Hint: The process takes days. After a shell is glued into place, allot enough time for drying. I allowed about 24 hours dry time for each shell used. Gravity certainly did not work in my favor. LOL! Trial & error! No two will ever be the same.


I think the two I created will look magnificent on the bottles I store in the dry bar.

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  1. I was wondering where you got those--L.O.V.E. them! You are so creative, Ron. Those would be great birthday gifts for those who share the same birthday as you! ;)

  2. Ron, The oyster shell bottle stoppers are awesome, and you certainly have a lot of patience to wait 24 hrs. for each shell to dry. You did a great job, and you know everyone is going to want one when they see them in your bar.

    1. Babs- Ha! I really am not too patient! I am just a perfectionist:) xo Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Love the bottle stoppers and your oyster wreath. Where do you get your oyster shells?

    1. Hi Tina: I order all my shells off ebay. The shells come straight from St. Simon Island, GA. Thanks for the comment!


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