Why am I making Autumn Decoupage Oyster Shells? I’ve attended a women’s Bible study on Wednesday mornings at my church for the last 25 years or so. For the past 6 or 7 years, I’ve helped teach the children so that younger moms can hear the lesson, just like the older moms did for me when I had young children.
This year I’m teaching the parables of Jesus. After each lesson, we have a craft activity, outdoor time, and snacks. The thematic craft and snack possibilities are endless! Mustard seed resin necklaces, frosted Epson salt Mason jars (the virgins’ lamps), a house drawn on rock vs. sand art houses, etc. Then there’s the parable of hidden treasure and unleavened bread. We’re going to have loads of fun.
Gathering the Supplies for Autumn Decoupage Oyster Shells (with a pearl, of course)
Decoupaging the Bleached Oyster Shells
Living in the South Carolina Lowcountry gives us easy access to oyster shells. We soaked them in a five gallon bucket filled with bleach overnight, and let them dry the next day on newspaper in the sun. Then we repeated the process to get them really white.
Matthew 13:45-46 NASB
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold everything that he had and bought it.
My artistic journey is definitely enhanced by teaching, crafting, and decorating. How about you?
I hope you enjoyed making Autumn Decoupage Oyster Shells with me!
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