Sea shells are free courtesy of Mother Nature, and most of us have a stash left from those family trips taken over the years.
I collect vintage sea shell vases and boxes, but have also made some of my own. A little bit of Gorilla Glue, or clear latex caulk are my favorite ways to adhere to just about any surface. I’ve found that although hot glue can be used, it doesn’t seem to be as permanent in shell application.
Take a vintage (or new) bust and repurpose her into a mermaid.