Finding Dory Inspired Centerpieces

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When I found out that Finding Dory was coming to theaters June 17, 2016, I have been looking forward to seeing it.

I loved Finding Nemo, but even more, I really enjoyed Dory in that movie.  I enjoyed how she had a short term memory which made her have some funny scenes in the movie.  Also, I won’t lie I loved that Ellen Degeneres played her part.

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Before I was invited by Disney/Pixar to walk the red carpet for Finding Dory, interview some of the actors who voice the characters, and also the producers, directors I started trying to figure out something that would be fun to share with my readers.  Then I was out one night with my husband and visited Hobby Lobby.  I do not go there often because let’s face it, I am not very ‘crafty’.

So I will share with you how I made these Finding Dory inspired centerpieces.

Finding Dory Inspired Centerpieces

Supplies you will need:

  1. light blue sand
  2. white sand
  3. iridescent glitter (optional I just liked how it looked)
  4. a variety package of sea shells
  5. a pair of tweezers (for putting or positioning shells)
  6. a skewer (for moving shells around if needed)
  7. glass jars that will sit to look like a fish tank (not pictured in my supply picture)
  8. For the large glass jar main centerpiece you will have to decide how many you need for your tables. (large size). Then you will have to decide how many of the small size you will need.
  9.  Dory and Nemo figures

Finding Dory Inspired Centerpiece

When I went to Hobby Lobby I was lucky as their glass jars were on sale 50% off.  The large sizes were $5.99 before the sale price and each small size were $1.99.


  • small jars-$1.99 x 3= $5.97 @50% off= $2.98 for 3
  • large jar-$5.99 @50% off=$2.99
  • white sand-$2.49
  • blue sand-$2.49
  • variety pack of shells-$3.99 (I had a huge amount left over so I could have made quite a few more.)
  • iridescent glitter
  • Finding Nemo and Finding Dory Figures=$8.49

So about $25 made me one large ‘fish’ bowl and 3 ‘small jars.

I hope you enjoy this project with the movie coming to theaters on June 17, 2016.  I will be walking the red carpet for the #FindingDoryEvent on June 8th in LA. You can click the link <—- to see the posters, video clips and more information about the event I will be attending.

Finding Dory Inspired Centerpiece

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Veronica Lee

What a fun activity for kids1

Crafty Nunn

We love Finding Dory, The kids will really enjoy this activity.

belinda bell

This is a cute idea. I think we are going to make them in VBS

Jo-Ann Brightman

I think you did a great job of making a Dory Inspired centerpiece with the different glass bowls and the craft supplies

Dandi D

This is so cute and would be really fun to make with my son!

Sandra Watts

Well, these are just so cute. I bet the kids would love making them too.

Betsy Barnes

Such cute idea! It looks like it would be fun to do! 🙂

ellen beck

Love how you use the centerpiece! This would make going to the movies so spcial to have it either before or after!

Jo-Ann Brightman

This is a cute project and wonderful centerpiece for a kid’s party. Kids can help put it together too.

rochelle haynes

This is nice and colorful

Kimberly Flickinger

This centerpiece is so cute! I am looking forward to seeing Finding Dory:)

Sarah L

Very fun centerpieces. Just don’t shake them up…..

Dana Matthews

This is adorable! Looks like it would be fun to put together!

Curtis L.

I have to admit, I am actually looking forward to seeing Finding Dory! It should be a pretty good sequel!