Valentine Arrived Early: Seashell Craft

Seashell craft : Got some seashells? Whip them out and put together this heart shaped craft with your seashells. It is very easy to put together and you'd love the outcome.
Seashell craft

I finally found great ideas for what to make with my seashell treasures mentioned here in my last beach post and I made a cute seashell craft with them.

I initially wanted to make a seahorse but discovered I did not have enough shells and I didn’t like the look of my starfish either; so seeing the atmosphere was beginning to emit ‘lovey-dovey’ radiations, why not make a heart-shell craft or shell-heart craft? So heart-whatever-combination it was.


Materials required
Seashells (‘main ingredient’)
Frame / Hardboard / cardboard or desired background
Glue / Gum
Blade / scissors
Ribbon / bow / embellishment…whatever floats your boat

Just two or three steps involved, really. (A very appropriate craft for a lazy busy crafter…like me)

‘Free-hand’ draw your heart shape or use any round object to draw the desired shape on the board or background you are using.

Arrange your shells as desired and hot-glue to the board.

(More simply: spread glue / gum on the board you are using and arrange shells on top, press down to secure in place)

Voila.

I made use of scrap hard cards I found around the house. Actually came from the kids’ Christmas gift pack while the ribbon/bow is from a gift hamper which should have long found their way to the dumps. (Yours truly is a master hoarder + scrap junkie)

I briefly played around with the two backgrounds above but decided to go along with the plain brown background.

After ‘gumming’ the shells to the card, I merely taped the edges / borders with the ribbon and glued in place before adding the four shells to the four edges.

The outcome?
A not-so-perfect ‘wall-hangable’ heart seashell craft.

Seashellcraft
Seashell craft

Now let’s talk flaws.

See the wrinkles on the borders and the spaces between the shells? Oh, I forgot the visible pencil lines too…lol…Combination of the above succeeded in tilting the scale a bit towards wonky. No sweats.

Now I know you are smarter, so if using ribbons, pat or smooth down with your fingers to eliminate wrinkles and fill every available space with pebbles or small shells.

And oh, be sure to erase visible pencil lines or cover them with shells.

I did neither but I’m calling it great and moving on. The boys called it beautiful too, it’s a hit already with them and I’m hanging it in their room. With a blue ribbon too. The season is blue.

Even though today is January 20, it’s never too early to indulge in some ‘valentine’ craft if that kind of stuff is up your alley.

This is a very fun DIY to do so, get the creative juice flowing and churn out some beachy sea shell (y) crafts.

Do have a beachy week, beautiful people..and let me just let out a little secret..I HEART YOU.

And remember:

Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. (I John 3:18)

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers.

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14 thoughts on “Valentine Arrived Early: Seashell Craft

  • January 20, 2014 at 8:38 pm
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    Thank you, forgetmenots blue.

    I really treasure my treasures and would like to keep them where I can see them everyday…

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  • January 21, 2014 at 3:12 am
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    Abiola, this is cute! I have some seashells in the basement & I might pull them out to make a little project now that I remember I have them. It's WINTER, frozen ice and snow everywhere. Actually, I'm expecting a blizzard lol SO- A beach themed project would be nice to 'warm up' 🙂 I love the verse you included as well.

    Ila from http://www.hehasms.com

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  • January 23, 2014 at 6:42 pm
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    Thank you, Ila. Glad you're inspired somewhat by this post..so get those treasures out of the basement and go let's go a-crafting together. Would love to see the finished project.

    To think I complain about heat over here when you apparently could use some sunshine.

    Sending you lots of sunshine + warmth.

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  • January 23, 2014 at 6:43 pm
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    Thank you, Kiru. Yeah they are mummy's biggest fans, everything I do is 'aaawesome'…lol

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  • January 23, 2014 at 6:45 pm
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    Sykik in the house, glad you visited…and thank you too.

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  • January 27, 2014 at 12:26 pm
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    It's just lovely!! Everything I make has flaws and I have just decided to embrace them. It makes my crafts original. Today our windchill is going to be -35, oh how I would love to be at the beach. Maybe someday. 🙂

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  • January 29, 2014 at 1:18 pm
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    Thank you, Amanda – for the visit / comment. And I also agree with flaws adding an original touch to crafts, when they are not major though..

    -35 degrees? wow…I'm sending truckloads of warmth to you right away…enjoying some 29 deg of sunshine over here.

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  • January 30, 2014 at 11:01 am
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    Aww, it doesn't look bad. Pencil lines and all 😀

    1 John 3:18 was the very first Bible verse i had to memorize

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  • February 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm
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    Thank you Toin. That verse is also one of my fav verses.

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  • February 10, 2014 at 2:54 pm
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    Thanks for visiting, Tenns. 'Twas a pleasure linking up, will sure visit again.

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