SHELL-COVERED pots are great if you’re struggling to let go of the summer, bringing the beach into (or directly outside of) your home even if you live inland. They add a gorgeously breezy oceanic touch to your plants.
Tools and materials:
Selection of shells
Terracotta flower pot
Old kitchen knife
- If the shells need cleaning, scrub them thoroughly and drain on kitchen paper. Clean the pot, then spread tile cement thickly over a section of the side.
- Arrange the shells in the cement, according to your own design, embedding them deeply.
- If the cement is too obtrusive for your taste, sprinkle on shimmery seed beads or ground up shells while the surface is still sticky. Shake off any excess.
- It is easier to apply the shells to the pot in sections. You can let the pot rest completely on its side as the completed section dries before starting on the next.