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I want to glue real sand dollars to my semi gloss painted bathroom walls for a 3-D border look. What kind of glue would I use? I don't want the steam from showers to cause them to fall off.
Has anyone else tried something like this? If so, what were your results?
By Cyndie from Jefferson, GA
Buy a small tube of clear silicon sealant, although any color will do.
Silicon is used to assemble home aquariums BTW, if you are concerned about the quality.
E-6000 is the best, but she is right, it might be a bit to dry. If you want them to stay for a long time, you might consider the glue, then a small nail to keep it 'in place' till the glue dried, with a bit sticking out to pliar out once it does.
The velcro is a great idea, and is less invasive on the wood. You can just consider the nail if you are very careful.
When you get it done, share it with us!! It sounds pretty!
I have a picture I want to make by gluing decorative sand and shells to a canvas. What glue is best to use?
I use "Gorilla Glue" for all of my craft projects, read the label and use the one suggested for your use.
They also sell Sea Shell Glue. If you have any coupons, you can lower cost. www.hobbylobby.com/
Is Gorilla glue the best glue for seashells?
By John from London
NO WAY...messy, impossible to get off your hands and it bubbles up and out as it cures. The best would be either Weldbond (water based) or Goop, aka E-6000 (solvent based).
What kind of glue would I use to glue seashells to a plastic picture frame?
By bill weaver from Reseda, CA
E6000 --- NOT hot glue & Not Elmer's or tacky glue.
What is the best adhesive for seashell crafting?
By Ann from Port St Lucie, Fl
I was just at a craft fair a few weeks back and this gentleman had birdhouses covered in shells, and asked him if they were waterproof and he said yes and told him I have a birdhouse and 100's of shells and didn't know what to use...he told me to use clear bathroom silicone, will make it waterproof! Haven't done it yet, but will try when weather here gets cold, good luck!
I have many tiny seashells and I would like to make them into rings as gifts to family. I have purchased ring blanks and have E6000 glue.
It is a good glue. Rings get a lot of use and I am concerned about the shells getting smashed. What about making necklaces or pins instead?
Yes - a lot of DIY recommend E6000 for seashell ring.
I have made seashell necklaces for the women in my family. I wanted to do something different. I saw some rings online that I thought were very pretty (made with tiny shells). I am not a crafter or a designer at all! Frankly, I'm surprised the necklaces came out as good as they did. I know if I make rings with seashells I found myself, the women in my family will love them. I understand that rings with shells might be delicate. I hope I can find a way to make the rings. Thank you for your response.
Thank you for your response and the link!
Sounds lovely! E6000 is a great glue. I used it for a tempered glass project I made and was very pleased. Just be sure to use it in a well ventilated space--if you are like me and smells bother you. It is smelly.
A friend encased her seashells in resin to make rings. Sorry I don't have any photos...I wasn't lucky enough to be the recipient of one of the lovelies!!
She said there are videos on YouTube about how to use resins and that they are fairly easy once you get the hang of them. They kinda look like they are suspended in water when you do it!!
Best wishes!! Please post back your finished rings!!
I have a beautiful pair of native earrings and the main piece is abalone. I dropped one and it broke. The pieces still fit together, but I don't know what I might be able to use to repair it without a big blob of glue showing in the repair spot.
I saw the posts about the best adhesives here for affixing shells to other objects, but not shell to shell.
thanks so much!]
I would use Gorilla Glue, applied with a toothpick.
E600 is my go to. You can get it pretty reasonable at Michael's, especially if you have a coupon.
This is a guide about attaching seashells to plywood. If you crafting with seashells there may be a need to adhere them to wood or other materials.