We all have books and we all need bookends. Why not try these beautiful seashell encrusted bookends to liven up your bookshelves!
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*Using the Elmerâ€™s Wood glue, glue your 2x4 pieces into and â€œLâ€ shape with vertical part of the â€œLâ€ sitting on the horizontal part.
*When they are dry, start applying the seashells to the â€œLâ€ making sure not to glue them to the bottom or the side that touches the books.
*After your seashells dry in place you will need to fill in any gaps with smaller seashells
*Coat with Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating
*Measure the bottom of your bookend and apply a piece of the self-stick foam (this will keep it from slipping)
*Measure the side that touches the books and apply a piece of the self-stick felt. This will assure that your books are kept in perfect shape and not marked or scratched by the bookends.