Creative credit for todays DIY shell ceiling fan pull…my 15 minute project belongs to my new local artist friend Sierra who I met during the Michaels Store Pinterest Party last January.
When we moved in almost two years ago I thought the huge ceiling fans were overkill. Now, I’m a huge fan…pun intended 🙂
One of the biggest benefits to living by the water is that we only turn on our AC during a few months during the hottest part of the summer. Even during this time of the year we still get a beautiful cool sea breeze many evenings. The fans help out a lot and we get to keep our windows open a wee bit longer in the season.
I tried to make fan pulls when we first moved to the beach. It’s a great idea. Simple and perfectly coastal, right? Umm, project fail. They were not only ugly, they failed the durability test miserably. I figured I buy fan pulls when I came across something I liked.
I’ve looked ever since.
…Until Sierra and I were making Himmeli art from straws (which are so cute and you can see them HERE). She happened to mention she makes her own ceiling fan pulls and they hold up just fine.
Can I share this?
Friends, this is a 15 minute project. Here’s the supplies you need to make a DIY shell ceiling fan pull.
- Bead ball chain
- Small conch shell – If you need conch shells you can get them HERE (this is an affiliate link)
- Hot glue gun
- Wire cutters
Cut a length of bead ball chain that you need. Cut another short piece and twist it around the end of the other one and glue it in place with the hot glue. Take your knotted end and stuff it deep inside the shell.
Give it a good squirt of hot glue that fills up the cavity inside. You want the knot and the glue to form a solid ball inside of your DIY shell ceiling fan pull.
….and your done. Easy. Hang it up and admire your new shell ceiling fan pull.
I’m on a roll now, making fan pulls for all of my ceiling fans.
This is a creative way to use shells you may have lying around from a beach vacation. I pick up conch shells on our beach. If you can’t find them in a local store I’ve included a link to some reasonably priced ones I found. It is an affiliate link and if you should make a purchase I get a small (really small) commission 🙂
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