Sanibel Florida s famous for its sea shell beaches. People walk up and down the shore line, hunched over, looking for beautiful shells. It’s so popular, that they even have a name for what people look like when they are shelling – The Sanibel Stoop. After an hour on the beach my first day, I collected a bag full of shells large enough to make me question if I’d be allowed to travel with them i my carry-on. There are no regulations against mass quantities of shells in airport luggage, in case you were curious.
Before I left for the trip, I did a little poking around to find unique sea shell projects for my soon-to-be collection. Here are a few of my favorites.
- Lucy Designs makes these gorgeous sea animal wall art collages out of sea shells and found material. You can read her blog post about it, or buy something from her Etsy shop!
Nerissa Shells makes these natural sea shell wind chimes with star fish, shells, wooden balls, and twine. Find them in her Etsy shop!
Look clsely, and you can see the orchid petal are sea shells! What! OceanBlooms makes these intricate “floral” arrangements in their Etsy shop.
Vidya came up with this classy DIY candle holder, using leftover clam shells from dinner. Read her tutorial here.
I can’t resist throwing in a good Martha Stewart tutorial. Check out her video here.
Design Sponge posted a great tutorial about painting oyster shells to be used for salt cellars. I could see this also working for a ring/jewelry holder too. Check out their tutorial here.
Now that I have some great ideas, I’ll be making a craft or two of my own to share in the coming weeks. Be sure to come back to check them out! If you have dont any sea shell crafts, I’d love to hear about them. Comment below or send me an email.