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How to Dye Seashells

May 10, 2016
Hw to Dye Seashells

I love collecting seashells whenever I walk down the beach. Usually I just clean them off and put them in a vase to display. This past Easter when I was dyeing eggs I caught a glimpse of my shells and though, “why not seashells?!’ The texture and color seemed close enough to an egg so I figured the same food coloring used for Easter eggs would work on shells. I chose blues and greens to mimic the colors of the ocean. The dye gave them a really pretty wash of color and all the details on the shells became even more pronounced.
Food coloring
Mod Podge
Plastic gloves

How to Dye Seashells
Make sure your shells are clean and dry.
How to Dye Seashells
 Prepare your food coloring according to the directions on the package.
How to Dye Seashells
Submerge your shells. I left mine in the dye about 45 minutes.
How to Dye Seashells
 Remove the shells from the dye and place them on paper towels to dry.
How to Dye Seashells
 This next step is optional. I painted each shell with Mod Podge to seal them and give them a subtle shine.
How to Dye Seashells
How to Dye Seashells
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