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Top 7 DIY with Shells

Have you ever collected a bunch of sea shells over the Summer, only to have them sit in the same container you brought to the beach with you?  Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us.  This morning I wanted to share some stylish DIY projects that will put your shell collection to good use!  Also I added some beautiful shell inspiration at the bottom of the post.  Don’t miss out:

Top 7 DIY with Shells

DIY Shell Candles

Top 7 DIY with Shells

DIY Summer Shell Lamp

Top 7 DIY with Shells

DIY Shell Wreath

Top 7 DIY with Shells

DIY Seashell Bridal Bouquet

Top 7 DIY with Shells

DIY Shell Art

Top 7 DIY with Shells

DIY Shell Specimen Art

Top 7 DIY with Shells

DIY Oyster Shell Mirror


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shell inspiration


shell inspiration


shell inspiration

via Anthropologie

shell inspiration

via Tamara Mogendorff


























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DIY – Shell Trinket Box



  • Bristle brush
  • Acrylic paint in orange, gray, and white
  • Wooden box
  • Thin paintbrush
  • Clear-drying glue
  • Shells (for the knobs)
  • Abalone chips (for the mosaic boxes)


  1. STEP 1

    Using bristle brush, apply colored paint to box, inside and out. Let dry.

  2. STEP 2

    Paint over with 1 coat white paint for a chalky effect. Let dry.

  3. STEP 3

    For a lid knob, use thin paintbrush to apply glue to a shell; press onto lid, and let dry.

  4. STEP 4

    For the abalone mosaic, sort through chips to decide on a color palette. Working in small sections, apply glue with thin paintbrush, and press chips into place, mosaic-style.

via Martha Stewart

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