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14 Easy and Gorgeous DIY Seashell Crafts You Can Make Today

14 Easy and Gorgeous DIY Seashell Crafts You Can Make Today

Summer was made for beach days. There’s walking the beach with loved ones, building sandcastles, and of course combing the shore for shells.

Whether you have an extensive collection of shells or a few favorites, here are 14 easy and gorgeous DIY seashell crafts you can make today.

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Succulent Planter

14 Easy and Gorgeous DIY Seashell Crafts You Can Make Today

Courtesy rosecraft Etsy

Save your large, deep-bodied shells for succulent planters. These will look adorable on a bedside or desk.

Keep Moisture in Flowerpots

14 Easy and Gorgeous DIY Seashell Crafts You Can Make Today

Courtesy Eden Makers Blog

Summer high temperatures evaporate soil moisture rapidly. Place a few seashells on top of the soil for a beautiful ocean aesthetic that’s also highly functional.

Decorate the Outside of a Flowerpot

14 Easy and Gorgeous DIY Seashell Crafts You Can Make Today

Courtesy Martha Stewart

Transform your flower pot into a beach paradise with some shells and a glue gun. You’ll likely need a lot more shells for this DIY, depending on the size of your flower pot. If you run low, you can always pick up a bag of shells at your local crafts store for a few bucks.

Seashell Mirror

14 Easy and Gorgeous DIY Seashell Crafts You Can Make Today

Courtesy Hugo HD

Seashell mirrors are a pricey home decor item you can make for under $20. For this lovely DIY, purchase an inexpensive mirror at your local thrift store. Paint a base coat of white (or any color of your choosing), layout where you want each shell to go, then glue gun the shells around the mirror’s edge.

Seashell Fairy Lights

14 Easy and Gorgeous DIY Seashell Crafts You Can Make Today

Courtesy Seatail

These DIY lights are super easy to make and extremely versatile. You can use them as table decor or wrap them around your room for dim lighting.

Mason Jar Lamp

14 Easy and Gorgeous DIY Seashell Crafts You Can Make Today

Courtesy Domestically-Speaking

While this DIY is a bit more involved, it’s definitely not difficult. Create this one-of-a-kind lamp with an old mason jar and seashells. I bet it looks even better when it’s lit up!

Metallic Shell Candleholder

14 Easy and Gorgeous DIY Seashell Crafts You Can Make Today

Courtesy Martha Stewart

Whether you’re hosting a summer party or decorating your home, these metallic seashell candles are an essential DIY. Skip the metallic paint for more natural decor (but why would you want to?!).

Seashell Necklace

14 Easy and Gorgeous DIY Seashell Crafts You Can Make Today

Courtesy Kalyn Brooke

What better way to remember summer than with a beautiful necklace? Save a unique and colorful shell for this easy DIY.

Silver Leaf Shell Bracelet

14 Easy and Gorgeous DIY Seashell Crafts You Can Make Today

Courtesy Sand and Sisal

Increase the chain of this bracelet to create an anklet or necklace. The possibilities are endless! Create matching bracelets for you and all your BFFs!

Seashell Jewelry Box

14 Easy and Gorgeous DIY Seashell Crafts You Can Make Today

Courtesy Mandie Starkey

Transform a jewelry box with a glue gun and seashells. You can keep it for yourself or gift it to someone special!

Shell Shadow Box

14 Easy and Gorgeous DIY Seashell Crafts You Can Make Today

Courtesy Bower Power Blog

A seashell shadow box makes for a simple and tasteful tableside decor. Organize 25 similar-shaped shells according to size for this easy craft.

Wind Charms

14 Easy and Gorgeous DIY Seashell Crafts You Can Make Today

Courtesy Artsy Chicks Rule

Create your own personalized windchime with seashells. While beads are totally optional, they help enhance and add variety to your chimes.

Seashell Nightlight

14 Easy and Gorgeous DIY Seashell Crafts You Can Make Today

Courtesy The Frugal Girl

Glue your favorite shell onto a nightlight for a 5-minute DIY nightlight. This would look great in a beach decor bathroom.

Glittered Ombre Christmas Ornaments

14 Easy and Gorgeous DIY Seashell Crafts You Can Make Today

Courtesy Martha Stewart

It’s still a couple months from Christmas, but if you amass a nice collection of shells this summer, consider making a few ornaments. These DIY ornaments are absolutely gorgeous and will add a unique look to your holiday tree. Make extras and gift them to friends and family!


I hope you like these easy seashell crafts. They’re an awesome way to cherish your summer memories.

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