Displaying Seashells

What is a beautiful and tidy way to display and handle a whole bag of seashells?

By Linda from Hendersonville, NC

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April 12, 20110 found this helpful

I like putting them in large, clear lamp bases that you can find at some craft stores, putting the prettiest ones on the outside. Similarly, you could also put them in a large glass vase.

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April 12, 20110 found this helpful

I just put mine 3 days ago in a tall (6 inches across, about 15 inches tall) round glass cylinder vase from flowers (florist delivered) I recently received. (If you don't have one, you can probably find something suitable at a thrift store where glassware is usually ample). I did sort of pick and choose which ones to put where and "sized them". It looks sharp and classy. I also have another large round glass "bowl" type (something similar to a very large fishbowl). I put sand in most of the bottom of it (purchased sand) and the seashells are on top of the sand. It looks great also.

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April 13, 20110 found this helpful

I have set them in fancy glass dishes on a bed of sand. Another time I arranged them on an attractive tray with 3 pillar candles in a sea blue (small, medium and large). Also used little pieces of driftwood in the arrangement. this would look good with or without sand.

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April 13, 20110 found this helpful

You can buy beanpot lamps that are clear glass. The top screws off & you can put the shells inside. Maybe add some other thing sor more shells if needed. I have seen them filled with shells & they are ver beautiful. Here are pics & places to buy them.

http://www.nextag.com/CURREY-COMPAN ... l?nxtg=427b0a500504-4157F77673F0B3F2

http://www.nextag.com/CURREY-COMPAN ... l?nxtg=427b0a500504-4157F77673F0B3F2

The bean pot is the one I've seen filled with them but I like the round one better.

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April 13, 20110 found this helpful

Our local Dollar Tree usually has lots of glass vases, candle holders, & trays. Fill with shells, scented sand, and a candle! Or you could display your special shells in a shadow box to hang on a wall. Place starfish and sand dollars in matted picture frames you find at garage sales or thrift stores. You could also make a mosaic print using the smaller, broken, or not-so-pretty shells!

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