Let's make a Shell Moblie. - The Magic Onions

Let’s make a Shell Moblie.

Our beach is a treasure trove of beautiful shells. The rock pools are filled with brightly gleaming shells, gorgeous colors of the rainbow shimmering in the water. Many of the shells that have washed up on the beach have been bleached white by the sun. We have strolled for hours, collecting such beautiful treasure. Today, we made a pretty shell mobile. We chose all of the shells we have collected that had holes in them.

We needed,

* scissors
* ribbon or string
* shells with holes in them.

Kitty and her cousin cut a length of white ribbon and tied a shell onto the end to form the stopper for the other shells.

They threaded all of her sells onto the ribbon.

They look so lovely hanging together… soft colors bleached by the sun.

Different shapes and sizes.

We hung it from the Milkwood tree in front of our house and it sways gently in the breeze.

The proud artists, standing with the shell necklaces they also made today.

Sometimes, the simplest things are the prettiest.
Blessings and magic,
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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. oh this is wonderful. as a desert transplant, i am longing for shells and the sea…

    i am a long time reader, but haven’t commented much…i love every bit you share. i dont get to your site daily as there is much to do and i forget.

    i wanted to ask if you would consider a facebook page for magic onions or an email subscription option?

    i love your blog and would love to be reminded to follow up more often. (the readers are hard for me to manage)

    thank you ever so

  2. I love this idea! I had been wanting to make a mobile with the shells we picked on our family vacation last August, but I was trying to figure out how to make a complicated mobile with them. It never occured to me to just make one with a single strand. And the necklaces are a great idea as well. So pretty! I better dig up those shells we picked and see what I can come up with now ;)

  3. How lovely. I might have to steal this idea!

  4. Yes, amen to that. Such a beautiful mobile and necklaces!

  5. its been far too long since our last shell mobile, what a perfect summer craft. I am in awe of your front yard, lucky thing!

  6. Love this! I have a shell-mobile project on my to-make list for this Summer — can’t wait! :-)

  7. Doni, lovely to hear a bit about your life story. All the photos are beautiful it looks like you and the family are having a fabulous time. I do miss the African wildlife. Enjoy.

  8. I am so jealous! I desperately want one, but I want real FOUND seashells, not the kind I would have to buy at the craft store. I live 4 hours from the coast and even when I get there we don’t have shells like that!! Beautiful…

    Blessings, Debbie

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