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Decorating With Sea Shells

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Whether you are a collector or simply like to buy pretty unique shells at coastal shops, you can incorporate them into many lovely craft projects. This is a guide about decorating with sea shells.
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By 8 found this helpful
October 21, 2009

I thought up this idea last night as I was looking around my house and seeing all these hand sanitizer bottles I have sitting around. As I am known for not liking to display commercial labels, I decided to get my supply of seashells out and decorate the outside of the bottles.
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I took the labels off first and hot glued the shells, adding a few pearls, etc. If you put a label made from wood or laminated paper, you have a beautiful hand sanitizer bottle to display with a touch of class. It can be refilled very easily. It also makes a great gift with an extra full bottle enclosed.

By Virginia from Evington, VA

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May 29, 2007

Here is a perfect way to use those seashells you picked up at the beach.

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Just take a potpourri jar and fill it up with seashells. Insert the candle; then tie on a decorative ribbon.

By Sandy from Bluff City, TN

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November 30, 2010

My husband and I went to South Padre Island in September and I loaded our Jeep up with about every sea shell I could find. I want to be creative with them and thought about placing them on a picture frame and also a mirror to go in our bathroom we are currently remodeling. The theme of course is centered around the beach. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear.

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By Michelle from Denison, TX

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November 30, 20100 found this helpful

This isn't really a craft idea, but might work as a decorative accessory for your bathroom. Just pick out the most colorful ones and place the shells in a decorator style, clear glass jar, vase or bowl. Looks nice on a large vanity top or shelf. Have fun!

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December 1, 20101 found this helpful

Use Pizza Boxes and fill them with quickcrete, concreate mix. Place the shells into the concrete, press down and let it dry. Take out of the box and you have garden stones. Be creative you can even write the date at the bottom with a stick once it starts to dry... have fun. Fill a clear large jar/vase with them and use silk flowers at top to make a nice centerpiece. Poinsettas for Christmas against the shells in the jar would be pretty with a green bow tied around the top. You could also do candles at the top.

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December 1, 20100 found this helpful

Paint painting canvas in pastel colors from sky to ocean to sand and glue the sea shells on them, frame and hang in your bathroom.

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May 5, 20110 found this helpful

You can drill holes and make your own shell wind chime. I used to love those things, and the fact that its shells y'all collected makes it special. You could make a wall hanging with several strands hanging down to cover a larger section of wall.

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February 1, 20130 found this helpful

You can get some of the decorator fishing nets and glue random shells to it and make wall hangings or hang like nets in corners.

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By 0 found this helpful
June 9, 2016

How do you glue around conch shells to a piece of landscape timber without looking so ugly on the wood. I use hight temperature glue gun and it keeps falling off. I live in Florida and I'm glueing with low humidity.
Thanks.

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August 25, 20160 found this helpful

How do you glue a conch shell to a wood board. There is not much surface space. I've tried different glues and nothing seems to hold it on.

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