When I went to the beach last Saturday I came home with more than just a tan! The bottom of my beach bag was full of seashells, sea glass, and any other treasures I happened to find during the day. Now I have to confess that over the years I have fallen into a pattern. Every time I go to the beach I collect shells. Then every time I get home from the beach I put the shells into an old box or bucket in my garage which I soon forget all about!
But last weekend, after returning home from my day at the beach, I firmly decided to put an end to that pattern. At first I struggled to figure out what to do with my beach treasures. Then I began to do a little online research. It turns out that there are an endless number of different seashell crafts that you can do!
One of the first projects that I have decided to make is this seashell light craft. I think that these lights will be the perfect addition to my apartment’s little outdoor patio! They will give it the ‘beachy’ feel that I love without going over the top. I got this project on a blog called Beautiful Details By the Seashore.
Another cute project that I found is this seashell dish. I liked that this craft was very simple and that the dish can have multiple purposes. On Hope Studios, the blog where I discovered this project, one of the uses shown is as a soap dish. Now this is such a basic use but it is honestly perfect for me! I love to keep fresh scented bars of soap by my bathroom sink but I never got around to buying a soap dish. Up until now that has been a bit of a problem, with the soap sliding into the sink every time after I use it. However, very soon that will no longer be a problem because I will have my own seashell soap dish!
I think that this seashell mosaic wreath would make a great summer addition to either a front door or a bathroom wall. I chose this craft from FaveCrafts website after thinking about my morning last Sunday. The weather was not cooperating and I ended up staying inside for hours without very much to do! I knew that this project would take longer than the others but would successfully keep me from being bored and at the end I would have a beautiful seashell mosaic wreath.
One more craft that I want to make is this seashell centerpiece. I like the fact that this centerpiece can be used on either a dining room table for a centerpiece or on a coffee table for a decoration. I came across this great project on a blog called There is No Place Like Home.
Now I can’t wait to get started on these seashell crafts! But it is going to be difficult to decide which one to do first! What one do you like best? Have you ever done seashell crafts before? Which ones?