Creative Uses for Shells
As An Art Showcase
Exhibit the life aquatic in plastic cubes. Just pop in a few of your favorite beach finds and change the display around as the mood strikes you. This mini gallery will keep sea treasures free of dust and give them a safe harbor, away from children's hands.
As a Journal Decoration
Glue a flat shell or a starfish to a fabric-covered notebook and it’s perfect for chronicling adventures and collecting photos from a seaside holiday.
While your fireplace is on hiatus, take a shell (the largest one shown is a resin replica) and fill it with succulents planted in the appropriate kind of potting soil. Water sparingly and only when the soil is dry.
As Pinch Pots
Next time you throw a summery, al fresco dinner party, serve your seasonings on the half shell. These found objects transform into elegant vessels for coarse sea salt and ground pepper.
As a Mirror Frame
Here's how to do it:
- Step 1: Gather your supplies: a framed mirror, craft glue, a paintbrush, and seashells of various kinds and sizes. Repeating similarly shaped elements, such as sand dollars or sea urchins, and using a limited palette will make the piece look harmonious.
- Step 2: Place the larger pieces on the frame first, then fill in with the smaller ones. Applying the craft glue to the shells with a paintbrush makes it easier to be precise on uneven contours.
- Step 3: Hang the mirror using a picture hook and a hammer, or lean it on top of a dresser, on a table in a hallway, or anywhere else you would like to see a seascape.