18.6.12

Shell Crafts - Fish tank alteration

Shell Crafts
I hadn't been creating anything worthwhile since 2 weeks as adjusting to the timings in my daughters new school hardly left any time for crafting or visiting blogs. I have been missing all my blogger pals!
Craft challenges are sometimes just the thing to get you started when there is a lull in your creativity. 
The sea themed challenge at BGC inspired me to alter our rather sorry looking fish tank using sea shells.
Shell Crafts Altered Project
Here is my daughter sticking the shells to the fish tank lid. We spend quite some time this Sunday making this father's day  shell craft project!
Shell Crafts
We made the pattern using the shells and then stuck them on using white glue[ fevicol].I also added some pearls to enhance the glamour of our shell craft flowers.

Shell Crafts
I made the star fish using Amos playdough and glitter-- getting the starfish arms just right did test my patience!
Shell Crafts
I created a pattern of 2 shell flowers alternating with clay starfishes.Here is the completed lid of the altered fish tank with our shell craft.
Shell Crafts
I still was not happy after I put on the lid despite the added beauty  of the shells!

Shell Crafts
So used my glue gun to add a border to the fish tank  using more shells.

Shell Crafts
Finally I felt it hid some of the wear and tear of the old fish tank.

Shell Crafts
My camera is not good enough to take good indoor photos but in reality the transformation of the old tank with the shells was amazing! I think my hubby's little gold fish agrees !
Here are links to more shell craft ideas

66 comments:

  1. Hi, you and your daughter have done a wonderful job on the fish tank. The goldfish looks happy too,
    Sandy

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  2. Oh!it looks very beautiful

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  3. oooh all the sparkle on the shells looks awesome! great work Sonia!

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  4. Love the starfish among all :)

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    1. Yes Deepthi they are our favorites too!

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  5. Superb idea. Great renovation. :)

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  6. Nice decoration, I like so much sea shell and starfish...

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  7. Your daughter has done a fantastic job!

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  8. Fabulous! I love the glittered star fish and mock oyster pearls. Such a wonderful way to display your pretty shells x

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  9. oh wow i think this is so creative!! love the way you have created the whole shell scenery to upcycle your fish tank it looks so beautiful!!!you and your daughter are a really good team :)

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  10. What a fantastic idea! I adore all of the glitter & sparkle :)

    Happiness,
    Corrinne

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  11. What a great idea! You certainly gave that fish tank a new look! Thanks for sharing...have a good week, Sonia :)

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  12. Sonia
    What a great project!!!!
    Myrna

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  13. Great way to spruce up the fish tank:) how fun! Have a fantastic day!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  14. you and your daughter are great team, very nice, it does look better with the shells going around the front of the tank to, awesome!!!
    Paula

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  15. Ooo !!! wow thats a cute one !!!
    Love the starfish ! thats a g8 fun project thanks for sharing with Beyond Grey challenges !
    Love
    Poo

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  16. Great project! The old aquarium was really refreshed!

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  17. WOW !its great to see such a project at the BGC !Thanks for joining in !!

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  18. once again, another awesome yet easy to make idea from you....thanks for inspiring me...

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  19. what a huge difference Sonia - just shows what a fab effect you can get with the shells - I hope the fish are appreciative lol!

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  20. Oh it looks fabulous .. what a fabulous project
    Lisa x

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  21. what a cool way to decorate the fish tank, it looks great

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  22. Oh what a fun project! It certainly looks better with the "upgrade"! :)

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  23. wow very creative .

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  24. The pearls, shells, star fish, nicely arranged. beautiful Sonia.

    Mira’s Talent Gallery

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  25. Great way to decorate a tank. Very creative.

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  26. wow...simply cool and Shelly..

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  27. wow....simply cool and Shelly...

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  28. really very nice!......love the look of the aquarium....thats def. a happy goldfish!

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  29. Hi Dr Sonia,
    Just dropped in to say :
    Thanks For Playing Along "For The Love Of Crafting Challenge #7and wish you good luck:)

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  30. Great idea, Dr. Sonia. I think the fish is very happy with his home now.

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  31. Ах, красота какая! Очень классно смотрится!!!

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  32. beautiful creation!!!!!!!!
    megha
    http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

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  33. This is amazing, Sonia!! What a fabulous way to decorate a fish tank!! I love all the shells and your handmade starfish!! So awesome :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  34. Fish aquariums are alot of work. Looks like you decorated yours nicely with the shells.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  35. WoW... Its Superb dear... I loved it.. You changed it into super cool one.. keel a mermaid also into it, it will give more and more lively look to your awesome fish tank. I am new to here, but i loved your creations and following you. my creations are at http://riyakathir.blogspot.com if you like my creations, please hit follow in my blog too dear..

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    1. Riya Thank You for taking the time to encourage me.The link you gave is not working but I did land on another site of yours and its awesome !

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  36. Oh that is just lovely! I wish I could have an aquarium, but I don't have anywhere to put it!

    Hugs,
    Chriss

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  37. I do love shells and seastars so much.. great project, dear..
    and thanks for playing with us at BGC

    melissa

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  38. What a cute project to do together!! Thanks for playing along at Beyond Grey :)

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  39. Such a fun project to do with the little ones. You daughter sure is enjoying.

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  40. So Beautiful..I need to decorate my fish aquarium like this..hmmm..really Sonia sea shell crafts are just FUN ~ Beautiful...

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  41. Such creativity, I love it! It really brightens up the fish tank. What a fantastic project. You did an amazing job, well you and your little helper!!

    Laurie
    serenityscrappers

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  42. Great project.Only you can come up with something like this.I am back at udhampur and can now do the guest post...if its okay with you.

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    1. Waiting eagerly for your write up Snehal!

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  43. Fantastic project.Only you could do something like this

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  44. What a fun project....that turned out so well!

    Susan

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  45. Congratulations Dr. Sonia....
    You are the winner of my giveaway...
    please mail me your shipping address at nupurcreatives@gmail.com asap

    BTW beautiful project... :)

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  46. Hey Doc!! I have not been able to mail you or even reply to your comments on my blog. . Every time I try to mail you it says that i have been blocked. can u send me your alternative mail id.. I needed to ask you something.

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    1. Deepthi my alternate email is soniasuprabha@gmail.com or you can even call me at 9742201211

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  47. How pretty, Sonia. Hope you and yours are well.
    Listen, do you live in Bangalore?
    We used to live there in 1998 - infact we got married there. And my princess number one was born there.

    Monica xxx

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  48. Hi Dr Sonia, I have been missing from blogland too and missed seeing your wonderful creations. This is such a transformation and those starfish are wonderful.

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  49. oh what a great idea!! this looks fabulous...and fun!!
    hugs & blessings

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  50. fun filled project...likd it

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  51. such an innovative post.. great use of sea shells !!

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  52. thanx soniya for info abt word verification.i'm not aware of this thing existing in my blog.now solved it.thanx again.Ur comments meant a lot to me .it's really motivating me to do something more creative...

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  53. How fun is this love all the shells and the decoration of the fish tank.

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  54. Very cool Idea!! Need to try this!!
    Thanks for the heads up on the word verification issue in my blog. I removed it now...

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  55. The transformation with all the shells looks stunning. You come up with such lovely simple ideas that leave others thinking why didn't we think of that!!! hugs Mrs A.

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  56. Beautiful! I love it! Best, CG

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  57. Sonia, It's been awhile since my last visit here! I have so many new projects of yours to enjoy!

    The fish tank looks beautiful!

    Happy Crafting!
    Manuela

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  58. You have an amazing blog Dr. Sonia and for a beginner like me I think I require a year atleast to learn all these from you.
    Thanks so much for showing us how crafting can be so passionate.
    Take care,,,

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    1. Thank You so much Sudha...I loved your blog too but couldnt locate the follow button

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  59. Gosh.. thats a fair bit of hard work.. doc.. :) But it looks gorgeous.. how have you been??

    Thank you for linking up to the weekly wrap up :))

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  60. What a fun project! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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