39 Unique Sea Glass and Seashell Craft Ideas
Whether you write them as seashells or sea shells, either way they are a treasure to find. I don't live near the ocean, but I have a sister that has given me lots of seashells. That was the reason I started searching the internet for sea shell and sea glass crafts. I think I've found a few that I'll want to make for myself and a few that I'll plan on giving as gifts.
For directions to make the pretty sea glass candle holder shown above, go to A Sign of the Times.
1. Seashell Decorator Balls
These seashell encrusted balls are the perfect accent for your decorating needs. To find the directions, go to Crafts 'n Coffee.
2. Sea Glass Mosaic Tabletop
Whether you purchase the sea glass or you gather it from the beach, this is a beautiful project for using the sea glass. You'll find the instructions for making this gorgeous tabletop at instructables.
3. Sea Glass and Driftwood Art
It would be so easy to find an appropriate place to hang beautiful art like this sea glass and driftwood project. You'll find the instructions on how to make this art at the space between.
4. Seashell Wreath
This is a beautiful seashell wreath that would make a great addition to your home. It would also make a much appreciated gift. If you want to make this seashell wreath, go to My Romantic Home for the directions.
5. Sea Glass Garden Ornament
So simple, yet so very pretty. hometalk shares the instructions with us.
6. Seashell Angels
Beautiful little angel ornaments that are easily made and fun to display. Go to HubPages for the directions.
7. How to Make a Magnolia Flower Using Sea Shells
The different shaped and sized seashells will make these windchimes play different sounds. You can find the directions for making these windchimes at Family Education .
9. Seashell Candle Glass
This is really a neat looking craft project that would be easy enough for the kids to make, but really elegant enough to display. The easy to follow directions can be found at Craftideas.info.
10. Seashell Cross
This would be a great project for a Sunday school class, you know the kids would enjoy making these crosses. Go to Christian Games and Crafts for the directions.
11. Golden Shell Angels
Another shell angel project, but this is enough different that I wanted to add them here. Go to Crafty College to see how they are made.
12. Oyster Shell Dish
What a beautiful way to use an oyster shell. Martha Stewart shares her instructions for making the dish. Impressive!!
13. Koala Bears
These cute little koala bears made from seashells are a perfect gift for the bear collector. To make one of these seashell bears, go go Martha Stewart for the directions.
14. Seashell Mirror
If you have many and a variety of seashells, you may want to make a beautiful mirror like this. The instructions are found at Kuch Khaas Hai.
15. Seashell Pendant
Help your little ones make one of these unique pendants to give as a gift. Go to LOCAL FUN for KIDS for the instructions.
16. Sea Glass Wreath
Make this outstanding sea glass wreath to hang in your seaside themed rooms. You can find all the information that you need to make one like it at the simple daisy site.
17. Mosaic Candle Holders
Three inch cubes of styrofoam at the base for these delightful sea glass mosaic candle holders. See what else you'll need and the directions at Crafts ‘n Coffee.
18. Shell Picture Frame
Choose this project to display your collected sea shells. This very pretty frame and it's directions can be found at Forever...Wherever!!!
19. Crushed Sea Shell Frame and Candle
What a great idea for using the cracked and chipped sea shells that you just hate to throw away. This great solution comes to you, with the instructions for making the frame and candle, a pumpkin & a princess. Beautiful!!
20. Napkin Holders
This is another project that is easy enough for the kids to make, but you'll love using these beautiful napkin holders also. Go to CRAFTS FOR ALL SEASONS for the directions.
21. Sea Glass Wind Chimes
I really had to search to find a sea glass wind chimes project that included instructions. I'm happy to say that Crafts Unleashed has instructions included.
22. Sea Shell Candles
A beautiful arrangement of sea shell candles that will be appropriate for any beach or seaside themed room or party. Go to Hatteras Island Vacations for the directions.
23. Metallic Shell Candleholders
You too can make a beautiful metallic shell candle holder centerpiece like the one shown by going to the Martha Stewart site for directions.
24. Sea Glass Pendants
Pendant jewelry is just one of the many ways to use the precious sea glass pieces. You'll find the directions for making these pendants at CAN’T STOP MAKING THINGS.
25. Mosaic Tray
Go to SAND & SISAL and find the directions for making this beautiful sea glass mosaic tray from a recycled tray. Outstanding!!
26. Sea Glass Circle
I can imagine this sea glass circle hanging in a window giving off a stained glass look. Marvelously Messy gives easy to understand instructions.
27. Beach Wrapped Candles
Whether indoors or out, it is so satisfying to have a nice simple arrangement to finish a table setting. These beach themed candles with the sea shell and twine wrapping, are the perfect solution. Go to mom it forward for the tutorial for this project.
28. Sea Shell Stoppers
Wouldn't glass bottles topped with these sea shell stoppers look beautiful on an end table or mantle? Find out how to make them by going to the SAND & SISAL site.
29. Sea Shell Magnets
These sea shell magnets are really cute and would make a nice gift to give at any time of year. Also, I think this idea could be used to make a necklace. The tutorial for making these sea shell magnets can be found at Art Platter.
30. Sea Glass Christmas Ornaments
Although I'm sure these ornaments will look great hanging on the tree, I think I'd want to make them so I could display them in a glass bowl or a basket all year round. Find the directions at the HGTV site.
31. Photo on Sea Glass
This site, art in red wagons explains with images, how to transfer photo images on sea glass. Anyone who makes sea glass jewelry will probably enjoy trying this method.
32. How to Wire Wrap Sea Glass
33. Sea Glass Bracelet
This is such a simple, but elegant bracelet. I absolutely love these bracelets and since I have some sea glass on hand, I'll have to make a couple of these for myself or to give as gifts. Find the tutorial for this project at the sweetest occasion.
34. Sea Shell Fish Magnets
The kids will really enjoy making these fish magnets to give as gifts. Perfect for Mother's day or for mom's birthday. Find the instructions for this project at CRAFTS BY Amanda.
35. Sea Glass Planter
This is a perfect activity for the kids, with instructions from Crayola. A beautiful gift idea and one that the kids can make for their teacher or parent.
36. Sea Shell Rose
Depending on the size of the finished rose, it would make a beautiful brooch or topping for a jewelry box. Find the instructions for making this rose at thrifyfun.
37. Sea Shell Shadowbox
This looks a lot more difficult than the directions indicate. You'll find those directions at IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS. Love this project!
38. Sea Shell Chargers
It's so easy to make Pottery Barn knockoff-shell chargers by following the instructions given on the Between NAPS ON THE PORCH site. A beautiful addition to any table setting or centerpiece.
39. Seashell Window Well Covering
When looking for ideas about how to make the window well covering more attractive, check out this tutorial brought to us by Passionate About Crafting. Imagine other projects that can be made using this method.
© 2012 Loraine Brummer