Because of the Corona crisis and the consequences of it, many families and travelers still don’t know exactly where they are going on vacation this summer. However, the new bathing season is fast approaching and we all miss the sandy beach, the blue sea and the fresh sea breeze. However, there are a few tricks to introduce this unique holiday feeling into your four walls, even though you are far from the beach. Today we show you great craft ideas that you can use to spice up your room decoration. Many of the ideas are easy to imitate and are therefore also suitable for beginners in handicrafts. But the result is impressive, because it always brings an authentic touch of sea, sand and a beach holiday into your home. Today’s post is about summer decorations with shells. Can you imagine anything more beautiful that is immediately associated with a real beach feeling? We think hardly.
The summer decoration with shells scores with natural charm.
Buy ready-made summer decorations with shells or make them yourself? You decide!
Of course you can buy many decorative items ready-made with shells, seahorses and starfish. They all score with a high dose of naturalness and decorate the dining or coffee table at home, the sideboard or the windowsill. But you can use your imagination and creativity and make great summer decorations with shells yourself. In the following we show you two groups of decoration ideas with mussel shells. The first belong to the classic room decoration in the summer months, the others are more unusual. You can also attach these outside in the garden at a beach party or garden party. They provide a beach feeling and a good atmosphere. In addition, all the ideas presented here for your summer decorations with shells are easy to make. You don’t need to be a pro to copy these. All you need is seashells that you collected during your last seaside vacation and a few more things that everyone has at home. So let’s go!
With such summer decorations with shells, you can give your home a special beach feeling.
Shell decorations can be used to decorate the dining table at family gatherings and other summer events.
Classic summer decoration with shells
The shells that you have collected during a vacation or a walk by the sea should not lie in a drawer. It is better if you skillfully stage them. For example, you can fill a tall jar or other glass jar with seashells and display it on the dresser or windowsill. In addition, you can tinker lanterns with shells and bring some holiday mood into the house. The shells can be smashed into small pieces and used as a base. You can also add some granules instead of sand. You can see exactly how to create this in the attached video:
Here are three more ideas for summer decorations and lanterns with shells.
Lanterns are a wonderful decoration for indoors and outdoors.
They spread a holiday feeling in your home!
Creative minds definitely go one step further and master great room decoration with a beach feeling. For example, you can make great wall decorations with shells yourself or decorate the mirror in the hallway or in the bathroom with them. Speaking of bathrooms! In this small space you can let your creativity run free and make interesting arrangements with seashells. Here are some top notch ideas for doing so.
Doesn’t this mirror decorated with shells look eye catching?
The decoration in the bathroom can be dedicated to the topic of bathing holidays.
Wall decoration in the hallway with shells, starfish and co.
Great craft idea for creative minds!
Unusual summer decoration with shells for indoors and outdoors
Have you already had the idea of making a mobile for the baby’s room out of shells and giving your little one a lot of fun with it? We can also give you the tip to master a wind chime for the garden. This is eye-catching and will definitely spice up your outdoor area. The good thing about it is actually that such wind chimes, pendants and garlands made of mussel shells also inscribe themselves well in the interior. You can refresh your four walls and bring that pure holiday feeling there.
You can also hang this mobile with shells and a starfish outside in the garden.
Step by step instructions for a wind chime with shells.
You don’t need much to make a wind chime yourself. You have to have enough shells available anyway, then a sharp two millimeter drill bit, thin ribbon and a branch or wooden stick. Only then do you start!
- Make a small hole on each shell. Be careful when drilling and use little pressure or the shells will break;
- Thread the shells onto ribbons, adjusting their position by tying a knot at the back of each shell;
- Do not make the ribbons with the shells too long, preferably between 20 and 40 cm.
- Then attach the shelled ties to the branch and your wind chime is complete! You can hang this on a tree outside in the garden and admire the visual effect!
Have you already plucked up enough courage to try our ideas for beautiful summer decorations with seashells? It’s really worth it! We wish you a great summer season!
Summer decoration with shells and macrame.
Garlands made of shells are easy to make.
They strongly remind you of your last summer vacation by the sea!
You can decorate the old tin can with shells and use it as a pot for succulents.
To decorate a flowerpot you need a lot of seashells!