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Published on May 24th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell


5 Projects to Upcycle Your Summer Shells!

Upcycle Your Summer Shells!

When I was younger (and even now) I loved to collect shells on the beach when my family went on vacation. When we got home, though, we had a ton of shells with no real purpose. Instead of storing them or throwing them away, try making these amazing craft projects!

1. Shell Sea Creatures by Kleas

Kleas used various shells, red paint, pipe cleaners, and red yarn to make these adorable crabs! These would be perfect in a beach themed room or at a beach themed party. If you homeschool, you could also use this craft project to introduce a lesson on sea creatures!

Next>> Shell Frame by LJC Blog

[Photo via Kleas, used with permission]

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Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer! If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

4 Responses to 5 Projects to Upcycle Your Summer Shells!

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this wreath! It makes me smile every time I see it in my house. Amazingly enough, the ones at stores retail for $125!! Happy Crafting!

  2. Sandy Marsh says:

    I’ve been wondering what to do with the scattered array of beach collectibles on my windowsill…

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