Visits to the beach, especially with little ones in tow, often end with a collection of shells picked up on the way. Shells often make for a fascinating collection with different sizes, shapes and various shades and patterns on them. Also, they are kind of a sovereign of the wonderful times spent on the beaches with feet in the sand and the wind blowing in the hair.
If you too have a sizeable collection of shells that you have no idea what to do about, fret not. We list down a few creative ‘do it yourself’ art solutions for your large, varied collection of shells.
Shell craft ideas
One of the trendiest objects to make from shells is shell jewellery. A range of jewellery pieces can be made from the different types of shells, such as pendants on a chain or a whole necklace itself, earrings, brackets. It’s like wearing a piece of your pleasant memories, thus reminding of that time always. Jewellery from shells is easy to make and is perfect accessory for your summer outfits.
Another creative artifact that can be made with the shells is photo frames of varying sizes. If you are looking for shells in the same size, you can always look online to buy hermit crab shells or any other type as per your liking and size of the frame. Apart from photo frames, shells can be used to frame mirrors that can be put up on a wall to form a stunning piece of decor. Round or oval mirrors with shells around as a border go well when decorating the house with a beach or sea side theme in mind.
Apart from frames shells can be used to make lampshades by sticking them all over the base of the lamp. It could be pasted onto a vase or a cylinder, such as the cardboard roll of toilet paper, to form interesting centerpieces. Shells can even be pasted on the peripheral border of planters placed within the house for a feel of being close to the sea or beach.
Large shells such as those of oysters can be framed as is or even be used as tea lights.
Shells can even be filled with wax to make candles which are not run of the mill kinds and speak volumes about your creativity.
Wind chimes can also be made from the shells which can be a creative and charming craft decorating your outdoors or your child’s room.
Wreaths of shells can also be made to adorn your front door.
There are an endless number of creative and decorative crafts that can be made using shells, tapping your inner creativity.