Oyster Shell Napkin Rings & Home Depot Gift Card

Hello Friends!
Welcome to  the August segment of  the Home Depot Gift Challenge. 
Home Depot Gift Challenge
If you’re new around here, the *HDGC is a monthly challenge that a group of creative bloggers  take on. Here are my projects so far…  copper tee handle, industrial pipe  2 x4 shelf, concrete feather sculptures, Rope Handbag. Each month a specific item is chosen from Home Depot, and we all come up with a DIY gift for a chosen recipient. The assigned material for August was this little thingy.

Everbuilt 1/2 -1 1/2 in Hose Repair Clamp.

I have to say that this item stumped me more than any of the others.  I had the hardest time determining what I was going to do with a hose clamp.  This month we get tho create the gift for ourselves…how thoughtful of me.  After overthinking this project I decided to create simple napkin rings adorned with Oyster Shells.

Oyster Shell Napkin Rings

Oyster Shell Napkin Rings

Living near the beach, I have a collection of oyster shells waiting and ready to be used in a project.  I applied a light coat of off white spray-paint to the hose repair clamps to spiff them up.  With a glue-gun I attached the shells to the hose repair clamps.

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Since creating my sharktooth necklace I have discovered the glory of  gold leafing and decided to add a little to the shells.

Applying goldleaf to shells

I applied the gold leaf to each shell .

sealing the goldleaf

I sealed the gold leaf to the shells and allowed them to dry overnight.

Oyster Shell Napkin Rings

I think that they turned out pretty good and will make a nice addition to a coastal dinner.

Oyster Shell Napkin Rings

Oyster Shell Napkin Rings




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12 Responses to Oyster Shell Napkin Rings & Home Depot Gift Card

  1. Roxanne September 15, 2015 at 8:56 am #

    I have yet to try gold leafing, it adds a nice touch to your napkin holders! Cute ideas!

    • carmody September 15, 2015 at 10:32 am #

      Roxanne it is cheap and soooo easy.

  2. refashionablylate September 15, 2015 at 11:52 am #

    What a clever idea! I love how they turned out! They look beautiful with the napkin!

  3. Lindi September 15, 2015 at 9:35 pm #

    What a clever idea!! The napkin rings look sooo good with the napkins inside!

  4. elizabethjoandesigns September 15, 2015 at 10:03 pm #

    Just beautiful! I may have to steal your idea!

  5. shannonchurchill78 September 17, 2015 at 11:38 pm #

    Wow, Carmody! These turned out so fabulous. Love the green and gold accents.:) So clever!

  6. Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness September 18, 2015 at 11:42 pm #

    These are so fun!! I love that you added the gold leaf, it’s the perfect touch.

  7. Emily @ Table & Hearth September 19, 2015 at 11:22 pm #

    These are perfect Carmody!!! I may just have to whip up a few for our future outdoor dining table :)

  8. freshcrush September 20, 2015 at 3:46 pm #

    I love this! And, with Thanksgiving and Christmas (I know), just around the corner, who doesn’t need super cute napkin holders?!

  9. Rebekah Purnel January 15, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

    I have made one using gold leaf on each shell and it looks great! Awesome ideas. Love it!

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