At the shore this Memorial Day? It’s a relaxing way to spend the holiday, but it’s also a good opportunity to stock up on free craft materials, like seashells. Yes, seashells! Turn your shell collection into one of the attractive crafts below. (If you’re landlocked, try “collecting” shells at your local craft supply store instead.)
Vacation photos shouldn’t be relegated to Facebook. Go low-tech and display your snaps in a seashell-embellished frame. Get our how-to instructions here.
Here’s one way to reflect the shore’s natural beauty at home — a mirror decked out in seashells. (It’s the perfect accent for a beach house hallway.) See more DIY details here.
This seashell garland sets a breezy tone, no? What a festive accent for a pergola! Get more beautiful ideas for beach weddings from the post at Inspired by This.
Floral bouquets are traditional for weddings, but beachy couples may want to consider an alternative. This seashell bouquet I spotted on Floridian Weddings is so pretty and venue-appropriate. (Wanna make something similar? Here’s a how-to from a bride.)
I may have trouble keeping houseplants alive, but I sure do love finding new, unusual vessels for them in my Designer MacGyver research. Did you know that you can use seashells to house small succulents like hens and chicks? Take a look at this thread from OBX Connection for inspiration.
Which seashell craft are you
shore sure to make at home? And do you have any craft material suggestions for me to tackle in this column? Leave them in the comments below!