Scallop Shell Can Cosmetic Holder

Transform a simple tin can – decorated with scallop shells – into a beautiful holder for cosmetic brushes.

Skill Level


Time to Make

20 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Spread your shells out to one side you can see their size, pattern and shape clearly before you make a start.
  2. Using your glue gun, put a small amount along the bottom of your shell and place roughly 1/3rd down so that the shell covers the top of the tin. Glue the next shell next to the first but make sure the first one overlaps the second, and carry on around the top of the tin making sure you use roughly the same sized shells and cover any gaps of the tin.
  3. Carry on gluing two other rows of shells, covering any gaps left showing on the bottom row with the smaller shells in the pack.
  4. When the glue has cooled, fill with your lovely items!

Top Tip

Start gluing your shells from the top to the bottom for an even finish.

What you'll need



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Items you'll also need

  • Mini Tin Can