turning a found shell into decor
Step 1: Find Shell
I don't have a picture of finding it because my father in law found it and gave it to me, he found it in the woods if that helps.
Step 2: Clean!
this tutorial is for after all of the actual turtle is already rotted off. Cover in warm water add in 1cup borax 1 cup salt. soak for 1 hour. After that soak for 15 more mins covered in water and 1 cup vinegar. rinse scrub with dawn and allow to dry.
Step 3: Glue Loose Scales
if any of your scales are coming off or already have, glue back. I used contact cement. allow to dry.
Step 4: Polyurethane
cover shell in polyurethane. I put 4 layers on.
Step 5: Add Wire and Hang.
I used JB weld to attach the wire on the inside of the shell on either side. allow to dry then hang! enjoy!