Did you go to the beach this summer? Did you take long strolls along the shore and collected a huge amount of seashells? Are you missing the beach already? Well, if you can't go to the beach, bring the beach closer to you.
To make this craft, use a grapevine wreath (if you want a more rustic look) or a Styrofoam wreath (If you want a modern look). Decorate it with seashells, star fish, beads, flowers, and leaves.
It's easy-peasy; all you need is a plain vase of any size and shape of your choice, a bag full of shells and an effective glue gun, and you are good to go. You can also color the shells with different colors before you stick them to the vase for a funky look, or if you want a simple, elegant vase, you can keep them in their natural form.
You can make a simple wall-hanging using some string, a dowel, some twine and shells. You can also make a little complex Polynesian-style wall décor if you have time to spare.
If you have a beach party to attend, you can wear a self-made seashell necklace with your cute chic Bohemian outfit, and you've got yourself the perfect beach attire.
The tools you'll be needing are, some fishing line or string, shells of your choice (theses shells may or may not be of the same kind, the choice is all yours), scissors, decorative beads, a wooden ring from an embroidery kit or a willow hoop, and something to drill holes in the shells.
Then, stick seashells of your choice to the frame. You may color the shells or leave them in the natural way. Also, you can add colorful stones and beads to it. Just ensure you are doing a thorough job while sticking the shells, or they might come off after a while.
All you need to do is get a plain gift box or small wooden treasure chest and then cover it with beautiful shells and stones. These boxes will look amazing on your side tables and will also make a great gift idea for your friends.
There are two kinds of shell candles. The first is where you use a big ark or conch shell, place a wick in the shell and pour liquid wax till the brim of the shell. Another is where you make the candle in a mold or a glass jar. Here you can use either beeswax or gel wax and add tiny shells in the melted wax and then pour them into the mold.
Get wooden skewers, a bunch of clean seashells (preferably of the same size), and some glue. Stick a shell on top of every skewer and use them to server finger food at the party. This simple idea will be a definite hit at your party.
Apart from all these ideas, there are various other decorative seashell crafts that you can make at home. If you are a seashell lover, then you can decorate anything that you want like a pen stand, a mirror frame or a dining table with them.
If you feel like you don't have much time to be creative then the easiest thing to do is to put the shells of your liking and some beach sand in a glass jar or bottle or vase and you are done. You need not do anything else, doing just this will look beautiful and help you decorate your lovely house.