13 Beautiful Seashell Crafts You Totally Need To Try

by Grace Eire
Grace plays in a band and is the mother to a black cat named Fitzhugh.

One of my favorite things to do on vacation is to go hunting for beautiful seashells.

Those lucky folks who live near the coast can scoop shells up anytime they want!

It’s amazing what the ocean yields and washes ashore. The variety and beauty of seashells makes it hard to choose which ones you’ll be bringing home to be a part of your collection.

But what do you do with all of those shells once they’re yours?

You could just display them in bowls, vases, and shelves, all over your home. That is certainly a valid and wonderful option.

But if you want to get a bit more creative, you can always use them as wonderful crafting materials.

These 13 seashell crafts are all so smart and lovely in their own ways. There are at least a handful of seashell craft ideas for everyone on this list. I know that I’ll definitely be trying one with the shells I’ve already collected at home. Will you?

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fairy sink

This little sink made out of shells is just the right size for fairies!



I don’t like to eat mussels, but the beautiful blue color in their shells makes for a wreath I would absolutely hang in any room of my home.



These seashell hedgehogs are just about the cutest things I’ve ever seen with googly eyes.



I don’t know about you, but I would consider wearing this mermaid crown every single time I went to the beach — maybe even poolside.



A large mirror adorned with shells collected during travels around the world doubles as a fun craft and a gorgeous piece for your home.


wall art

If you want to make your own decorative wall art, get as creative as you’d like. This one does a great job of not being either too cluttered or too organized — the perfect balance, just like nature!



Get creative with shells, sand, and twine to make some truly unique wine bottle centerpieces.



This wind chime doesn’t need a breeze to strike a chord in my heart.



These wine charms are a great excuse for breaking out the fancy glasses.



These seashells on a young girl’s sandals and hair accessory are the perfect finishing touches for a mermaid costume. Or, you know, just an everyday outfit. I would have loved these as a kid!



This treasure chest may be simple, but it’s very tasteful and highlights the pink shells perfectly.



These tiny terrarium magnets are actually pure genius. Look how adorable they are, especially the tiny baby shell inside the bigger one!



This shell mosaic isn’t just a love note — it is truly a work of art.

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