Kraft Monster : Faux Shell Wall Hanging

Faux Shell Wall Hanging


  • Wax paper
  • Parchment paper
  • Iron
Take three pieces of wax paper, place them between two pieces of parchment paper (to protect your ironing board and iron), and iron them together. The heat of the iron causes the wax to melt the papers together and creates a stiff, bubbly-looking paper.

I added a bit of color to my shells by using crayons. I rubbed bits of crayon onto my wax paper sheets to create a marbled look in my shells.

I think the crayon gives the shells character and a more natural look. I used a 1 1/2 inch circle punch to cut out my shells, although that was not the ideal tool. A circle cutter would probably work much better. I often had to go back with my Xacto knife to trim off edges that did not punch cleanly through.

Once my shells were all punched out, I used a 1/16 inch hole punch to create two small holes in each end of every shell.

Next, I used fishing line to string up my shells. I tied the shell to the line through the hole at the top and then passed the line behind the shell and out the bottom hole.

My finished piece used 17 strings of about 12-14 shells each. Once I had all my shells on strings, I needed a frame to hang them from. 


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