My favorite activity at the beach is collecting shells. I am always amazed at the variety of shapes and colors that these natural wonders come in. Each time I visit the beach, I come back with two or three big Ziploc bags full. I always keep some and give some to friends.
If you enjoy sea shells too, here are 5 inexpensive ways to decorate that will remind you of the beach year round:
1. Put your shells in clear mason or canning jars and display. I like to do groupings of two or three jars filled with a mix of shells and sand dollars (See above).
2. Scatter seashells of varying sizes in your flower beds. People will wonder how these shells washed up in your yard. So fun and kids love discovering them in the flower beds.
3. Create a sea shell shadow box. I have one that my mom made for me that has shells mixed in with sand. When I move the box from side to side, it shows a new mix of shells in the sand each time. Mesmerizing! Have a look at these Simple SeaShell Shadowboxes from It’s The Little Things That Make a House a Home.
4.Make yourself a shell wreath. Busy Kids=Happy Mom demonstrates how to make a stunning Bleached Shell Wreath. You can use the same concept to build a wreath with unbleached shells for a multicolored display.
5.Let the kid’s help make seashell refrigerator magnets. Maggie Woodley at Red Tart Art shows you how on a Sea Shell Craft Ideas Video. Also, as a bonus, she has several other folks show simple sea shell crafts for the family.
Sea Shell Jar Display
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