Give your home a beachy charm with these decorative and beautiful craft ideas with sea shells. These ideas are not only functional but easy too!
1. Decorative Seashell Bottles
Glue large seashells to the top of the cork, add mini shells and sand into a glass bottle and cap the cork to recreate this centerpiece craft idea with sea shells! Crafts By Courtney has the tutorial.
2. Beachcomber Seashell Candleholder
Imitate this seashell candle holder by sticking different shapes and sizes of shells around the base of a glass candleholder. Find the steps in detail here.
3. Craft Ideas with Sea Shells – Windchimes
Add a piece of soft music to your home with this seashore windchime. Hang a series of seashells, buttons, and beads to a piece of driftwood by using a thread and lastly, hang the driftwood at a height with twine.
4. DIY Shell Hair Pins
Make use of your seashell collection by turning them into necessary hair accessories. Glue the shells at the ends of the hairpins with a strong glue.
5. Drill A Hole In A Seashell
Drilling a hole into shells is a primary thing to do in many seashell DIYs. However, it might break the shells into pieces if not done correctly. Visit this site to learn how to drill a hole in the shells without breaking it.
6. Craft Ideas with Sea Shells – Wreath
If you have a considerable collection of seashells, this project is probably one of the best ways to put them into use. Recreate this shell wreath by gluing the shells on to a styrofoam wreath form.
7. Easy DIY Seashell Artwork
Frame a watercolor background in a wooden frame and stick a seashell in the middle using hot glue. The steps are available in detail at Atta Girl Says.
8. Silver Leaf Seashell Necklace
Clean and coat a small seashell with any metallic spray paint and attach it to a necklace chain. The tutorial is available at Lovely Etc.
9. DIY Seashell String Lights
Cover each bulb of a string light with two seashells and glue, that’s it. To add more drama, you can paint the shells.
10. Seashell Coasters Made With Resin
In a jar lid, add seashell chips and some large to small shells and pour resin mix into the lid. Have more details here.
11. DIY Sea Shell Owls
For this art, you’ll need lots of seashells, hot glue, and a CD. Look here to complete the project.
12. DIY Seashell Planter
Use hot glue to attach similar seashells around a terracotta pot to create a planter like in the image. Have a complete step-by-step guide here.
13. Gilded Seashells
Celebrate your beachy spirit with these gilded seashells, which you can create using the liquid gilding and gold leafing technique. Visit here.
14. DIY Shell Bouquet
A seashell bouquet is perfect for giving to someone crazy over the beach season. Be it a wedding gift or Thanksgiving; this shell bouquet is an attractive option to offer as a present.
15. Seashell Dangle Earrings
Make holes in small shells and thread jump ring into it. Then, lock it to the chain and similarly add other shells to the chain. We found the idea here.
16. Oyster Shell Salt Cellars
Paint the inside of oyster shells using liquid gold leaf paint and allow it to dry. Once dry, add the salt and pepper to the oysters. Have a look at the DIY at Design Sponge.
17. Restoration Hardware Inspired Seashell & Starfish Stands
Spray paint some wooden candlesticks and attach a starfish and a scallop shell on the top using hot glue. Find the details here.
18. Simple Beach Garland
Create a similar garland using shells, twine, and rope to take your beachy decoration to a new level. Finding Home Farms has the directions to this garland.
19. DIY Shell Ring Dish
Have an excellent place to store your rings and other small accessories by way of DIYing this ring dish. Paint the shells into a fine coat of metallic paint and let it dry, that’s all!