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9 Amazing Craft Ideas To Do With Seashells

Dhvani Dedhia
Why waste dollars in buying antiques and crafts, when you can make them yourself at home. There are several cheap, practically free, natural beauties with which you can create unbelievable craft items. One such beauty is seashells, abundantly found in nature for free.
Did you go to the beach this summer? Did you take long strolls along the shore and collected a huge amount of seashells? Are you missing the beach already? Well, if you can't go to the beach, bring the beach closer to you.
Now that you have several pockets full of shells, why not turn your creative mode on, and make something super fun and creative out of it.

Seashell Wreath

Embellish your lovely beach house by making an extraordinary looking wreath using some ordinary materials. This can give a nice twist to your regular wreaths.
To make this craft, use a grapevine wreath (if you want a more rustic look) or a Styrofoam wreath (If you want a modern look). Decorate it with seashells, star fish, beads, flowers, and leaves.

Seashell Vase

Give the interior of your house a beach look by creating a flower vase covered with seashells.
It's easy-peasy; all you need is a plain vase of any size and shape of your choice, a bag full of shells and an effective glue gun, and you are good to go. You can also color the shells with different colors before you stick them to the vase for a funky look, or if you want a simple, elegant vase, you can keep them in their natural form.

Seashell Wall Ornament

There are numerous ways in which you can make a beautiful, exotic looking shell decor for your wall. A seashell wall art/wall ornament will accentuate the interiors of your house.
You can make a simple wall-hanging using some string, a dowel, some twine and shells. You can also make a little complex Polynesian-style wall d├ęcor if you have time to spare.

Seashell Jewelry- Necklace and Bracelet

Seashell jewelry is a perfect way in which you can accessories a beach outfit.
If you have a beach party to attend, you can wear a self-made seashell necklace with your cute chic Bohemian outfit, and you've got yourself the perfect beach attire.

Seashell Wind Chimes

Seashell wind chimes are not only a treat for the eyes but also for the ears.
The tools you'll be needing are, some fishing line or string, shells of your choice (theses shells may or may not be of the same kind, the choice is all yours), scissors, decorative beads, a wooden ring from an embroidery kit or a willow hoop, and something to drill holes in the shells.

Photo Frame With Shells

Making photo frames at home is always a fun activity you can do with your kids on the weekends.To create a shell photo frame, cut a cardboard or wooden frame according to the size of your picture.
Then, stick seashells of your choice to the frame. You may color the shells or leave them in the natural way. Also, you can add colorful stones and beads to it. Just ensure you are doing a thorough job while sticking the shells, or they might come off after a while.

Gift Box/ Treasure Box

Treasure boxes or antique gift boxes can be made easily at home with seashell crafts. These boxes look very intriguing especially when covered with natural beauties like seashells and stones.
All you need to do is get a plain gift box or small wooden treasure chest and then cover it with beautiful shells and stones. These boxes will look amazing on your side tables and will also make a great gift idea for your friends.

Seashell Candles

Use seaside treasures to make beautiful candles, which will help you create a quaint and romantic atmosphere for your home.
There are two kinds of shell candles. The first is where you use a big ark or conch shell, place a wick in the shell and pour liquid wax till the brim of the shell. Another is where you make the candle in a mold or a glass jar. Here you can use either beeswax or gel wax and add tiny shells in the melted wax and then pour them into the mold.

Seashell Skewers

Seashell skewers are the best party accessories you can make at a very cheap cost. Seashell skewers will really go well for a beach themed party.
Get wooden skewers, a bunch of clean seashells (preferably of the same size), and some glue. Stick a shell on top of every skewer and use them to server finger food at the party. This simple idea will be a definite hit at your party.
Apart from all these ideas, there are various other decorative seashell crafts that you can make at home. If you are a seashell lover, then you can decorate anything that you want like a pen stand, a mirror frame or a dining table with them.
If you feel like you don't have much time to be creative then the easiest thing to do is to put the shells of your liking and some beach sand in a glass jar or bottle or vase and you are done. You need not do anything else, doing just this will look beautiful and help you decorate your lovely house.