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DIY sea shell accessories can be an easy kid-friendly project for summer

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Souvenirs at the beach can be pricey. But you can pick up shells and create a lasting keepsake that you can wear.  And it makes a great summer projects for kids a little bored from staying inside during all the storms.

Polka Dot Chair blogger Melissa Mortenson shows how to turn sea shells into jewelry and fashion accessories using just a fingernail polish and a glue gun.  
Plus you can buy small packs of shells at the craft store, if you haven't been to the shore in a while. 

For patterns and instructions, CLICK HERE

About the Polka Dot Chair Blog & Melissa Mortenson: 

Melissa Mortenson is a married mother of three who is also a full-time blogger. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky but grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah where she learned to sew. She is a trained fabric designer who initially studied molecular biology and worked in IT for an insurance company. 

After the birth of her children kids, she picked up sewing again and started the DIY blog in 2007. She discovered a love for designing and sharing projects with others.  Her blog focuses on her four true loves: family, sewing, DIY projects and travel.  

In 2014, Mortenson published her first book. "Project Teen: 21 Handmade Gifts your Teens will Love". It was inspired by her children and her desire to continue to sew for them as they grew up.  In 2015, she released her first line of quilting quality cottons with Riley Blake Designs.  Inspired by Louisville, the fabric line is called "Derby Style."  You can find it in brick and mortar stores and online.

You can connect with Melissa Mortenson on the Polka Dot Chair Blog, Facebook and Pinterest.

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