37 Shell Crafts to do when Summer's over ...


I'm bringing you some terrific shell crafts because I know many of you happily pick up shells from the seashore and hoard them away with intentions of "some day I will do something great with those." Maybe you've had a pile for a long time and just need some inspiration or, maybe you've got a few choice specimens that you think can't make a project on their own. There should be something for you, whatever the size of your collection, in this list of shell crafts.

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Shell Stepping Stones

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These make a lovely pathway in your garden. It's also one of the shell crafts you can do right on the beach if you want. Take the mold and plaster of Paris with you and make it with seawater. Press in all the lovely shells and sea glass you like and when set, take them home and make a pathway. (You actually don't need a mold if you're confident enough to make it directly in a shaped depression you make in the sand.)


Instant Souvenir

Instant Souvenir Via 23 Practically Free Crafts

If you're not particularly crafty, you can simply display your shells in attractive containers.


Shell Letter

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Make a letter. Make a word. Your choice.


Shell Garden Pots

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This is one of the traditional shell projects that even kids can do. And...


Bucket of Shells

Bucket of Shells Via Easy Seashell Crafts

... you don't have to cover the entire pot.


Shell Mirror

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Bathroom? Beach cottage. Wherever. You decide.


Shell Bottles

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Shell DIY projects are great for a beach-themed décor.


Framed Shells

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If you're at a loss, make a picture.


Shell Candles

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There are all sorts of shell crafts involving candles.


Shell candles are a great way to bring a bit of the beach into your home. They can be made with a variety of shells, ranging from small clam shells to larger conch shells. You can either purchase pre-made shell candles or make your own. To make your own, you will need wax, wicks, and shells of your choice. You can also add colors, scents, and decorations to your candles to make them unique. Shell candles make for a great gift and are a fun and easy craft to do with kids.


Sea Shell Candles

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Why pay top dollar at Pottery Barn when you can make your own with large shells and supplies from the craft store?


Sea Shell Candles are a great way to bring the beauty of the beach into your home. They are easy to make and require supplies from the craft store such as wax, wick, and large shells. With a bit of time and effort, you can create beautiful candles that will make your home feel like a beach oasis. These candles can be used to decorate your home or given as gifts. They make a great addition to any summer-themed party or gathering. With the right supplies, you can make your own Sea Shell Candles and enjoy the beauty of the beach all year round.


Shell Heart

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This would make a pretty ornament or could be incorporated into a beach wedding.


Shell Centerpiece

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Get creative with a glass container, sea shells and candles to make an attractive centerpiece.


This article features a unique and beautiful DIY project that is perfect for the end of summer. The shell centerpiece is a simple yet elegant addition to any home decor. The idea is to use a glass container, such as a vase or jar, and fill it with a variety of sea shells. This can be done with shells collected from the beach or purchased from a craft store. Adding candles to the mix creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. This project is not only easy to make, but it also adds a touch of the beach to any room.


Seashell Mosaic

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This is a step up from pasta pictures.


Seashell Boards

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This must be one of the easiest ways of creating wall art ever. Paint a board or buy a readymade stretched canvas.


Shell Art

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Pick up some distressed frames from the flea market. This is a low effort, high impact DIY shell project.


Seashell Switch

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What an interesting way to make a feature of a light switch.


The Seashell Switch is a unique and creative way to add a touch of summer to your home decor. This DIY project involves using seashells to cover a light switch, creating a beautiful and functional piece. It is a perfect activity for the end of summer when you have collected an abundance of shells at the beach. This project was featured in an article on a women-focused blog in the DIY category, showcasing its popularity among women who enjoy crafting and decorating their homes. The image of the Seashell Switch in the article is from the "Seashell Craft Ideas at Ideal" blog, which provides step-by-step instructions on how to make this unique piece.


Driftwood Shell Clock

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This is the sort of shell craft you'll find plenty of on Etsy and eBay, but you can pick up a clock movement for a few dollars and with your own shells and piece of driftwood, you can make a totally unique timepiece for your home.


Shell Vase

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Cover a vase, big or small.


Shell Napkin Rings

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Shells can be stuck onto plain rings to really add some pizzazz to your summer table.




This kind of decorative object can cost you in excess of $50 on Etsy. Why not make your own?


Seashell Frame

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The perfect frame for a treasured holiday photograph.


The Seashell Frame is a great craft project to do when summer is over and you want to cherish the memories of your summer holiday. This frame is made with shells, making it a unique and eye-catching piece of art. It can be used to frame a special photograph or a piece of artwork, and it can be hung on a wall or placed on a shelf.

To make the Seashell Frame, you will need shells of various sizes, a hot glue gun, a cardboard frame, and paint or markers. Start by painting the cardboard frame in the color of your choice. Once it is dry, glue the shells around the frame. You can arrange the shells in any pattern you like, and you can also use markers to add details to the shells. Once the glue has dried, you can hang the frame or place it on a shelf.

The Seashell Frame is a great way to display a treasured summer holiday photograph or artwork. It is also a great way to add a beachy feel to your home decor. With the right supplies and a bit of creativity, you can create a unique piece of art that will bring back wonderful memories of your summer holiday.


Tiny Shell Picture

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You know all those tiny shells that always gather at the bottom of the bucket? Now you know what to do with them.


Seashell Lights

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Another of the easy shell crafts that lends a great result. All you need is a pile of shells and a string of white fairy lights.


Christmas Shells

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Spray paint gorgeous shells gold and attach hanger threads.


Shell Shadow Box

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Find your inner artist.


Shell Lamp

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Big flat shells are best for this kind of project.


Shell Bracelet

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Shells can be arm candy too.


Sand Covered Seashell Cone Christmas Tree

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If you like your holiday decorations to have a modern rather than traditional feel, this is DIY shell project to try. Elegant, isn't it?


Shell Lid

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You don't have to plaster everything in shells to make something beautiful.


Shell Glass Lamp

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Fill a large bottle, add a lamp fitting and shade and
you're good to go.


Gold Conch Shells

Gold Conch Shells Via Gold Conch Shells

When DIY shell art is this beautiful it isn't restricted to a beachy-themed scheme.


Seashell Display

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Some shell crafts are ridiculously easy. This is just a case of making an already fabulous vessel more interesting.


This seashell display is a great way to bring a little bit of summer into your home during the colder months. It's also an easy and relatively inexpensive craft that anyone can do. All you need is a glass jar, some seashells, and a bit of creativity. You can arrange the shells however you like, and even add some sand or pebbles to the bottom of the jar for an extra beachy touch. This craft would look great on a shelf, windowsill, or even as a centerpiece on a table. With a bit of imagination, you can create a beautiful seashell display that will remind you of summer all year long.


Mason Jar Candle Holder with Sea Shells

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So many mason jar crafts. So many ways to decorate with shells. So little time.


Shell Wind Chime

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Every time you hear it tinkle in the wind you'll be reminded of long sunny days at the beach.


Shell Heart

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Not feeling very arty? Get hearty!


Seashell Hair Pins

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Make these one of your shell projects for fall or winter and you'll have some darling pins to hold your hair back on the beach during the next summer's vacation.


Beach Terrarium

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This is a low maintenance version of a terrarium - no plants to tend.

Are you now convinced it’s time to do something with your collection of shells? And don’t forget, there’s always time to collect more; a great excuse for a day at the beach.

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