What you need:
- 3 wide seashells, two preferablly a little bit smaller than one
- 1 small wooden bead, approximately .5" in diameter
- hot glue gun
- acrylic paints
- small paint brushes
- strand of small beads or pearls
Place the bead onto the end of a small paint brush. This is to hold it steady during the painting step. Place a small amount of hot glue into the hole on top. This way it will look more like a head than a bead. After the glue dries, paint on the hair. You can use your color choice
Paint on the facial features. I use the end of a paint brush to dot on the eyes. Then brush a small amount of pink for the cheeks and add a mouth. Let dry.
Using the hot glue gun, dab a small amount on the side of the larger shell, and attach one of the smaller shells like this. Repeat on the other side.
After the paint is dry, attach the head to the body using a small amount of glue to the body. You want to try to angle the head down slightly so that you cannot see the hole on the bottom.
Cut a piece of ribbon about 4" long. Glue onto the back in a loop for a hanger.
Step 6: (Optional)
Add a small strand of beads across the front.
Tada! And a finished ornament. I used these last year on the front of Christmas packages.
Is anyone interested in kits of these to make themselves? I'd probably be do a set of 3 for $5-$7.