Drill A Hole In The Bottom Of A Seashell And Pack Soil Inside To Make An Ocean-Inspired Planter

by Caroline Hockenbury
Caroline is an editorial intern who enjoys running, making origami, and beatboxing (simultaneously).

For as long as I can remember, my favorite part of going to the beach has been collecting seashells.

My nightstand has more or less become a display table for the most unique shells I have collected over the years. Not only do these souvenirs remind me of sunny days spent lounging on the sand, but I have found that they give my room a classy, decorative flair.

What’s more, these decorative seashells don’t just have to sit idly on tables; they can be repurposed to make stunning crafts — like these amazing shell planters!

Check out the material list, directions, and tutorial video below to learn how to make your very own seashell plant-holders. The process is simple and the product is truly exceptional. Place the finished product on any coffee table or windowsill throughout your house, and it will instantly add to the decor!


  • drill
  • seashells with openings
  • spoon
  • soil
  • small plants
  • water spray bottle


  1. Drill a small hole on the bottom of each shell to allow excess water to drain.
  2. Use a spoon to scoop a small amount of soil into the opening of the shell.
  3. Bury a small plant inside and fill in the empty spaces with extra soil.
  4. Water your plant daily using a spray bottle and place your project in direct sunlight.

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