39 Unique Sea Glass and Seashell Craft Ideas
When by the Sea...
Whether you write them as seashells or sea shells, they are a treasure to find. I don't live near the ocean, but I have a sister who has given me many finds from the ocean. I think these projects would be delightful to make for yourself or to give away as gifts.
To make the pretty candle holder above, go to A Sign of the Times.
FYI: Know the requirements or limits about collecting shells, etc. from the beaches you visit since it's often illegal or at least highly discouraged to take shells and such from beaches.
1. Seashell Decorator Ball
This seashell-encrusted ball is the perfect accent for your decorating needs.
2. Mosaic Tabletop
Whether you purchase the sea glass or gather it from the beach, it'll be a beautiful supply to put together a mosaic tabletop.
3. Sea Glass and Driftwood Art
It would be so easy to find an appropriate place to hang beautiful art like this sea glass and driftwood project.
4. Seashell Wreath
This is a beautiful wreath that would make a great addition to your home. It would also make a much-appreciated gift.
5. Garden Ornament
This garden ornament made out of gorgeous sea glass is so simple, yet so very pretty.
6. Seashell Door Hanger
This beautiful seashell heart door hanger is easily made and fun to display.
7. Magnolia Flower
The different shapes and sizes of seashells make these windchimes play different sounds. Do you think you'd be able to hear the ocean from them?
9. Candle Glass
This is really a neat looking craft project that would be easy the kids to make and elegant enough to display.
10. Mermaid Spoons
These mermaid spoons look like a fun project. I love the idea of custom making the wire handles.
11. Golden Shell Angels
Here is another shell angel project that is so stunning on its own.
12. Wire Wrapped Pendant and Earrings
13. Sea Glass Candle
14. Seashell Mirror
If you have many seashells in a variety of shapes and textures, you may want to make a beautiful mirror like this.
15. Seashell Pendant
Help your little ones make one of these unique pendants to give as gifts.
16. Sea Glass Wreath
Make this outstanding sea glass wreath to hang in your nautical-themed rooms.
17. Mosaic Candle Holders
These mosaic candle holders are a beautiful way to use sea glass.
18. Picture Frame
Choose this frame project to display your collected shells.
19. Crushed Shell Frame and Candle
Creating a crushed shell frame and candle are great ideas to use cracked and chipped seashells you don't want to throw away.
20. Napkin Holders
This napkin holder project is easy enough for the kids to make, and you'll also love using them.
21. Sea Glass Windchimes
I really had to search to find this sea glass wind chimes project. I hope you enjoy creating it and listening to it clink in the breeze.
22. Shell Candles
A beautiful arrangement of seashell candles would be appropriate for any beach or seaside-themed room or party.
23. Mason Jar Lantern
24. Sea Glass Jewelry
Pendant jewelry is just one of the many ways to use the precious sea glass pieces. How would you wrap the wire and create a piece unique to you?
25. Mosaic Tray
Go to SAND & SISAL to make this beautiful sea glass mosaic tray from a recycled tray. Outstanding!!
26. Sea Glass Circle
I can imagine this sea glass circle hanging in a window giving off a stained glass look. Marvelously Messy shares easy instructions so you can make your own.
27. Beachy Candles
Whether indoors or out, it is so satisfying to have a nice simple arrangement to finish a table setting. These beach-themed candles are the perfect solution!
28. Shell Stoppers
Wouldn't glass bottles topped with these shell stoppers look beautiful on an end table or mantle?
These magnets are really cute and would make a nice gift to give at any time of year. Although there is no tutorial for this project, hot glue a button inside the shell and glue a magnet to the button. Use markers or paint to decorate them. I think this idea could also be used to make a necklace by gluing a small ring, or a loop of wire or ribbon to the shell.
30. Christmas Ornaments
Although I'm sure these ornaments will look great hanging on the tree, I think I'd want to make them for display in a glass bowl or a basket all year round.
31. Photo on Sea Glass
Learn how to transfer photo images onto sea glass. Anyone who makes sea glass jewelry will probably enjoy trying this method.
32. Wire Wrap Sea Glass
This is such a simple but elegant bracelet. I absolutely love these bracelets, and since I have some sea glass on hand, I'll have to make a couple of these for myself or to give as gifts.
34. Fish Magnets
The kids will really enjoy making these fish magnets to put on the fridge. It's perfect to give as gifts for any ocean lover.
35. Beach in a Glass Coastal Ornament
Hang these beach ornaments on your Christmas tree if you are longing for warmer days during the winter months. You'll find the instructions on how to make the ornament at My Pinterventures.
36. Shell Rose
Depending on the size of the finished rose, it could make a beautiful brooch or knob for a jewelry box.
This shadowbox looks a lot harder to make than it actually is. I love this project!
It's so easy to make these Pottery Barn-inspired chargers. I think it's a beautiful addition to any table setting or centerpiece.
39. Window Well Covering
Try creating this covering to make the window well more attractive. Imagine all of the other projects that can be made using this method.
© 2012 Loraine Brummer