Friday, July 15, 2011

Lobster Tails and Clam Shells

It's happened. I've sunk to an all time low in the name of crafting. Greg and I went out to eat the other night and I brought home our lobster tails and clam shells (Yuck!) when we were finished with them.


I did, I wrapped them in a napkin and put them in my purse!



When I got home I boiled them again and washed them with soap and water.



I had this black frame with 4 sections so I painted and sanded it.



I used sand scrapbook paper and then glued the shells on the front of the frame. I had the little white shells that I used for the center of the flower.



I've used lobster tails to make flowers before, but always when we ate them at home. I've never wrapped them up from a restaurant and brought them home! I'm sure the people near us thought I was crazy! No, I'm not nuts, just a crafter!

I'll be linking Here this week.

29 comments:

Terri said...

The way I look at it, you saved some space in the landfill and got your craft supplies all at one time. You recycled or upcycled or repurposed or something like that. Way to go, girl!

Delaney said...

This is super cute!

Baye said...

I'm so proud of you! As long as there are no teenagers present to claim you will positively ruin their lives if you do it, it's great.

Love that saying, too.

ReadyOrNot said...

That is so funny that you snuck them out in your purse! I love this craft! You should link it up on my shell crafts post!
http://readyornot-newyear.blogspot.com/2011/07/seashell-craft-ideas.html

Turning the Clock Back said...

Love it! The ultimate recycling project!

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Heidi said...

Your project turned out wonderful! Now following your blog from the Super Mega 7 Hop! Would love for you to stop by and say hi!
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Tina said...

It's beautiful! You have such a great imagination!

meijo's JOY said...

That is so funny and brilliant! 2 thumbs up for recycle - re purposed! What a pretty 'tale'.

Good Girl Gone Green said...

That is so awesome! Not yuck at all! I love your creativity! Happy Say Hi Sunday!
Stephanie~

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

So cute!! And I have never seen this before! Would love to feature it on my blog.

Jansen Family said...

That is so cute! What a great way to recycle/repurpose...I love it! And I love the picture of you "sneaking" them into your purse...lol!

Carla

Kasondra said...

What a neat idea!

Laura said...

Visiting from comment love Sunday. That's totally adorable! And if I saw someone bring shells home I don't even know that'd I'd think anything of it.

AmieAnn said...

Ha ha aha! This is something that I would totally do too! We take home shells all the time from the seafood restuarant.. so now not only do you have an amazing little picture.. but also a great story too!
Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next week!

Ashley said...

aw this is way cute! I love it:)
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happyhomefairy.com said...

Gracious! Who would have thought you could craft with lobster tails! You are one creative lady! I really liked how this project turned out! I'm interested in knowing how your Happy Hubby responded when he saw you wrapping them up! :-)

Mimi said...

Well - this is a first for me. I can honestly say I haven't seen a project using lobster tails!!! But it is wonderful - and so darn fun! Thanks for sharing at Sassy Sites

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I'm so grateful that you linked up in this week's Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) This awesome post totally rocked the party!

Aleks said...

think its pretty awesome!! you recycled!! and really, you did pay for them.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

LOVE IT! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

This is really cute -I love the textures!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

It's me again. I pinned this in Pinterest and featured at Recognition Day Thursday. Please feel free to grab my feature button on my sidebar. Thanks for linking up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Delaney said...

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The Tootsie Wootsie said...

thats so funny that all of this is your meal but yet you made this cute frame!!!!


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Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Oh wow, I would never have thought of that! Looks great :D

I'll be featuring this in my post tomorrow ^_^ Thanks for linking it up Terri!

Della said...

You are awesome, and this is cool! Love this idea :D

Katie said...

Super cute! Thank you for linking up last week at Sew Woodsy! Please come back tomorrow and link up your most recent project!

Crafty Sideup said...

ha..ha.. terri this is a super cute idea.. love it.. (sorta reflects the funny side of you) Girl,u r an inspiration !!!!!!!
Bravo..
xoxo.

Jessica Ambrose said...

very cool! Your newest follower!