Perfect for a wedding by the ocean, these scallop shells clasp table designations as if bearing treasures from the sea. Guests pull out their cards to discover their table numbers, which are hidden behind the shells.

To get the fan-shaped mollusks to stand, we anchored them in polymer clay, then baked them in the oven. The result is sturdy enough to last for years; encourage guests to take the holders home as keepsakes and use them to display photographs.

Tools & Materials
All the materials for this project can be found at a crafts-supply store.

Polymer clay
Plexiglas craft roller
1 3/4-inch oval-shaped cutter
Shells, attached as pairs, about 2 1/4 inches wide
Note cards


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