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Make faux coral with twigs from your backyard.

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

Fish tank rocks
Seashells

Twigs

Large plastic lid

Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paint in Lipstick and Dark Scarlet

DecoArt Dazzling Metallics in Glorious Gold (great stuff, btw)

White glue

E-6000 Glue

Hot glue gun

Paintbrushes

Pearls (optional)

Step 3: Glue on the Twigs

Score your lid with a sharp object like a craft knife

Hot glue your twigs to the base with a generous amount of glue to create your coral

Apply a generous amount of white glue to the twigs with a paintbrush

Sprinkle with fish tank rocks and let dry

Step 4: Paint and Embellish

Paint the coral with the Dark Scarlet and Lipstick

Using E-6000, glue seashells and pearls to the base of the coral

Paint any exposed lid with the Glorious Gold metallic paint

<p>Thank you for the info</p>
What a clever idea! Very realistic, relatively easy to make, and a great alternative to breaking the real thing off of a living reef. Bravo, great 'ible!
Yes, I worry about the reef actually. It's the reason I try not to use bleach and only natural bleach alternatives when doing laundry.
<p>I made one similar for an Australian-themed party. I just did with out the rocks. I just happened on the perfect branch that inspired the idea. Yours is really cool. </p>
It is the perfect branch! <br>Thanks for sending this to me!<br>Mark
<p>Woah that has a gorgeous effect! It really does look like coral! </p>
<p>I was super happy with it....Plus, I have a ton of fish tank rocks that I just can't seem to toss.....Hope you're having a terrific weekend Sweet!</p>

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