Thursday, April 7, 2016

Chicken Wire Sea Shell Holder - Flying Unicorns

Chicken Wire Sea Shell Holder -  Flying Unicorns

 Included in the Flying Unicorns April Kit each month is an Off the Page Project.  The April project was a cool chicken wire jar holder from Darice. I decided I did not need a jar holder but I did need a cool place to hold my hand picked treasures from my beach vacations.  So it was transformed into a shell keeper thanks to Darice, Prima Marketing Flowers and Frank Garcia. Special thanks to the ocean for it's beachy, sandy, wonderful treasures which I adore.

I have a little before/after action: 

The jar holder is 3.5in x 5.75in so it's a nice size for my perfect shells and sand dollars.  

Here is another close up.  My embellishments are from Prima's French Riviera collection by Frank Garcia.  The large starfish is a resin that I purchased at Michaels a few years ago. 

Big Tip Alert:
Attaching items to a cylinder shape can be tricky.  I used fishing line.  It's clear, strong and will secure all my embellishments like a champ.   I tied my starfish and my floral vines as well.  This is actually in my top 5 favorite tools in my craft room - a "must have".

 PERFECT for so many projects and altered pieces and almost invisible.  

So here is another close up of the project. 
 Aren't those Prima French Riviera flower vines perfect here?  Thanks to Frank Garcia's brilliant product design. 

Thanks for stopping.  If you missed out on the kit this month, consider the pre-order option on the 20th of every month. Details here

Flying Unicorns - April Kit
Chicken wire jar holder from Darice 6614-520
Prima French Riviera Flowers -Plage de la Bouillabaisse 586157
Gingham trim 
Prima Buff Trim 577070
Resin Starfish
Prima French Riviera SIIC Say It in Crystals 584801
Fishing line


  1. So cute! Like your tip about using the fishing line--great idea!

  2. LOVE this! Especially since I am a beachy kind of girl! Great tip with the fishing line.