Crafting with shells is a fun and creative activity you can do. Shells are beautiful natural materials that offer many possibilities for craft projects. Here are some ideas to get started:
Shell necklace: Thread shells onto a piece of string or elastic to make a beautiful necklace. You can use different types and sizes of shells and alternate them with beads or other decorative elements.
Shell photo holder: Collect some large shells with a flat back. Glue them to a solid surface, such as a piece of wood or cardboard, so they stand upright. Place a photo between the shells and you have a unique photo holder.
Shell frame: Buy a simple photo frame and glue shells around the edges. You can arrange the shells randomly or follow a pattern. Remove the glass from the frame before you start.
Shell painting: Paint a canvas in a colour of your choice and let it dry. Then glue shells of different sizes and shapes onto the canvas to create a work of art. You can place them in a particular pattern or scatter them randomly.
Shell wreath: Use a styrofoam or metal ring as a base. Glue shells around the ring until it is completely covered. You can also add other materials, such as starfish, ribbons or dried flowers, to further decorate the wreath.
Shell candle holder: Gather some large shells with a deep bowl shape. Place a tea light in each shell and you have a beautiful candle holder. Make sure the shells are firmly placed on a stable surface.
Shell mobile: Connect several shells with fishing line or string and hang them from a piece of driftwood or a metal ring. Hang the mobile and enjoy the soft tinkling sound as the shells tap together.
Shell bookmark: Glue one or more shells to a sturdy piece of cardboard or thick paper. Let it dry well and use the bookmark to keep track of your pages while reading.
Feel free to add your own creativity to these craft projects. Shells are versatile and can be used in different ways to create unique decorative items. Have fun crafting!