Whether you live near the ocean or not, seashell crafts are something everyone can enjoy. If shell hunting along a nearby beach isn’t an option, you should be able to pick up bags of them at the local craft shop, and if not, you’ll find them online. Here are over a dozen projects you can make with them, I’ll be adding to this list over time so if you’re always on the lookout for ways to craft with those pretties you’ve collected, you may want to bookmark this page for reference. Have fun!
Tip: To clean them for crafting, all you need to do is soak them in a bleach and water solution (50/50) until they’re descaled and clean, rinse and then allow to fully dry before crafting.
Wreath Tutorial: Made with a metal wreath form, decorative straw, glue, floral wire and lots of shells.
Seashell Topped Bottles: This Anthropologie-inspired craft is made with polymer clay, glue, a seashell and decorative bottle with cork stopper.
Summer Centerpiece: Made with a thrifted silver tray, doily, glass candle holders, sand and seashells.
Framed Display: Cardboard from the frame is wrapped with burlap then shells are arranged and glued on top.
Magnets: Shells are filled with glue then backed with a magnet.
Table Project: Learn how to cover a coffee table with shells in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Wreath: Another crafty wreath, this one just needing a wreath form, hot glue gun, ribbon and lots of shells.
Make Candles: Simple craft pouring melted wax into cleaned shells and inserting a wick.
I found quite a few of these browsing through Completely Coastal (she has tonnes more beach inspired goodies listed).