Sunday, June 6, 2010

Compote Creation

I've been thinking I wanted a compote to put seashells in for the summertime, but had not come across any that fit my budget.
So I got this from my local hardware store.

And this and this from my Dollar Tree.

And glued them together to make a compote.

I added seashells and think it looks great!

If you didn't know better you would
think that it was always one piece.

My hint on this project is that less is more when using
the glue compound.

Even though it dries clear, I think I used too much.

I'm thinking about making more of these to sell at
the booth this summer & wrap the
sea shells up in white tulle for display.


  1. Oh I have made about a dozen of these and I love them. I also took the candlesticks and put the small vases from the DT on them and used them for hurricanes. Great gifts. Last year that really helped with my Christmas list. Yours with the shells look fabulous. Love it. They also have great bags of shells at the DT. Hugs, Marty

  2. Great job. I would have never know your compote was made from two pieces. Love the shells too. Very pretty.

  3. How pretty - you would never know it didn't come that way!

    I hope you'll drop by to see the gorgeous kitchen JaneF posted for Met Monday, #1 Link. Don't forget to register for our vessel sink giveaway if you haven't already!


  4. Oh how pretty! You did a great job and this looks so elegant and love the shells!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Great job and the shells look beautiful in it. I just love your porch!! Stop by for a visit sometime.

  6. How pretty! Great job and very creative. :)

  7. What a great idea !! The shells look beautiful in there, too.

  8. Cute project, really came out darling!

  9. It's so pretty. Your dollar store had some nice pieces.

  10. Great idea...looks great with the shells in it!

  11. Such a creative idea.. hope you won't mind if I borrow it.. I think these will sell great if you decide to do so... hugs ~lynne~