Just because the end of August is around the corner doesn’t mean you won’t still find us on the beach until the bitter end, when the temperature finally drops enough to make the cold and wind a little to much for us. Some of our very favourite summer beach days are actually the ones where we take our kids over later in the day, enjoying how warm the sun gets in the high afternoon, even if the morning and the nighttime is a little bit chillier than it has been in months. That means that, right up until they go back to school each year, our kids are coming home from the beach with pails of seashells that make fantastic decor and collectibles but also amazing crafting and DIY tools! That’s why we’ve found ourselves searching far and wide for inspiring seashell based crafts and tutorials lately.
Just in case you love the idea of crafting with seashells just as much as we did, if not more, here are 15 of the best ideas, designs, and tutorials we’ve come across in our search so far!
1. Pretty seashell wreaths
Have you ever seen DIY door wreaths for fall and winter made of fantastic silk leaves in lovely autumn colours or faux firs to mimic the snow laden trees outside, or maybe even the summer ones constructed from brightly coloured fabric or dried flowers, but wished you could find a design that would suit the aesthetic of your seaside cottage a little better? Then we think perhaps we’ve found the best option for you right out of the gate! Check out how Homedit made this lovely wreath from real seashells in all different shapes and sizes.
2. DIY seashell hair pins
Do you actually love seashells and the beach so much that you wish you could incorporate it right into your personal style and wear it around, but you’d rather make your own accessories from the real thing rather than just buying the pooka shell necklaces you see sold in stores? Well, for the crafters who love a very quick but super useful and quite stylish project, here’s a great sea shell hair pin tutorial outlined step by step on Swell!
3. DIY seashell string lights
Have you actually been scrolling through our list looking for some kind of simple decor idea that you can put up quite easily, but that’s a little more creative than just scattering a few shells around your mantle for a stylishly care free beach inspired atmosphere? Well, if you like the idea of homemade lighting solutions, here’s a lovely fairy light idea that Lush Zone walks you through simply and easily. We love the way the lights shine through the shells and between where you put two together around each light!
4. DIY seashell votive candles
Are you the kind of relaxation- and spa-loving DIY lover who adores making yourself little trinkets and recipes that will help you calm yourself after a busy day at work and get back into a more comfortable mindset before the whirlwind of daily life starts all over again tomorrow? In that case, we have a feeling you might be the perfect person to try your hand at making these lovely little votive candles that are made right inside wide seashells! Get the full instructions on Yes Missy.