So you’re back from the beach and have a huge shell collection. Now, what do you do with all those shells?
I love shells but I no longer have room to just store them. Plus, I’d like to look at them and enjoy them. Here’s a crafty way to make decorative use of them and bring the beach back with you.
This is my shell collection from last year. I assembled them in piles by type and they took up the entire dining room table.
I saved all the small and various size scallop shells in the far left corner to make this decorative shell-ball accessory that can act as a paper weight but more importantly, I just like to look at it.
I then bought a small styrofoam flat wreath and started hot-glue-gun gluing the remaining shells onto it in a way that was visually appealing and allowed the more prominent and different kinds of shells to be seen and highlighted. I have this on my door now and it reminds me of fond memories of the beach even when I’m not there.
You can even create air plants that look like jelly fish with dome-shape, top-shells. They house the air plants that you just mist to keep alive.
Follow this Pinterest Beach Memories board for more shell ideas.
Other ways to bottle that serene beach feeling and keep it going throughout the year are keeping your photos up front and center by putting them onto a digital photo frame so they can rotate and you can continue to see them daily.
You can also turn some of your favorite photos into artwork via apps on your phone or your computer. This Prisma phone app turned a great kayak photo into something truly artworthy and frameable.
When things get busy this fall, recall the peace and the calm of the beach and you’ll find some meditative power to refresh your energy.
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