This was one of my favorite projects from our wedding shoot. I’m of the mind that pretty much everything looks better with a little gold leaf, and these oyster shells are no exception. This idea came from the amazing Ginny Branch Stelling in Atlanta. I loved it so much that I used the oyster shells from our shoot for a dinner party last week. Packaged with a little bottle of fancy salt, this would make a great hostess gift. –Amy
Wedding shoot by: de la Barra Photography
Process shots by Kathryn McCrary
Get the full how-to after the jump!
Updated: Materials Needed:
Step One: Make sure oyster shells are clean, dry, and free of any debris.
Step Two: Using a round or flat, angled paintbrush and Liquid Gold Leaf , paint the inside of the oyster shell to the outer edge.
Step Three: Allow to dry.
Step Four: Fill with finishing salt and ground, cracked pepper and serve as a pair with a delicate, mother of pearl spoon or two.