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Maria Provenzano is adding some sparkle to our seashells.

Materials:

  • Seashells

To Create the Real Borax Crystal Version:

  • Borax - 4 tbsp per cup of water
  • Boiling hot water
  • Tempered glass heat resistant dish
  • Paper towels
  • Optional:
  • Food coloring

To Create the Faux Crystal Version:

  • Clear sanding sugar sprinkles
  • White or clear glitter
  • Spray adhesive
  • Clear spray sealant

INSTRUCTIONS:

To Create the Real Borax Crystal Version:

  1. Boil water then place into a heat resistant tempered glass container big enough to cover the seashells.
  2. Mix in 4 tablespoons per cup of water into the hot water. Add in a few drops of food coloring if desired to make colorful crystals.
  3. Place the seashells in and watch them grow for 24 hours! Do not remove before then, the more time they sit in the solution the more crystalized the seashells become.
  4. Remove the seashells from the solution and allow them to dry on a paper towel.
  5. Place into decor and enjoy!

To Create the Faux Crystal Version:

  1. Apply spray adhesive to the seashell in areas you want crystalized.
  2. Mix the sugar and glitter together in a container.
  3. Sprinkle the crystal mixture onto the seashell.
  4. Repeat to make as many seashells as desired.
  5. Spray with clear sealant and allow to cure according to the brand's instructions.
  6. Place into decor and enjoy!