Craft Project Ideas with Shells, Sea Glass, Rocks and more

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Here is a collection of Coastal Craft Project Ideas with shells, sea glass, rocks and more from fellow bloggers who love the sea as much as we do!

seashell garland
"I just can't help myself! I made another Seashell Garland." Kimba's words from a Soft Place to Land! Well, I made one too and I'm loving it. See here! And to browse all coastal themed garlands and chimes, click here!

se shell garland
Pretty DIY Shell Lights handmade by Carol of By The Seashore.

seashell lamp
Layla of The Lettered Cottage made this elegant Seashell Lamp from an old 1950's lamp that she spray painted white, then glued on shells -It's Called Coquillage! To see more awesome decorative shell crafts to personalize accessories, click here!

decoupage box
Linda of Surroundings loves Decoupage and created this lovely Decoupage Box. "There's something peaceful about cutting out little bits of paper and gluing them on to something else!" She says.

pillow with burlap starfish
Amanda of The Eck Life is crazy about burlap and stitched up this fun Burlap Starfish Pillow.

fabric beach balls
The kid in me just wants to cuddle with these great Fabric Beach Balls from the Purl Bee, a shop devoted to beautiful materials and tools for knitting, sewing, quilting, and other craft project ideas. If you love these fabric ideas, make sure to Browse all Fabric Crafts here on Completely Coastal!

sea glass heart on canvas
Rachel of One Pretty Thing created Sea Glass Art by hot gluing sea glass onto canvas. The result, an artful Sea Glass Heart.

painted seashells
To paint shells is a great craft project idea for kids!

beach stone art on canvas
More DIY Wall Art! A composition of beach rocks are glued onto a canvas. Seen at Beach Vintage.

handmade seashell wreath
Cindy of My Romantic Home shows us How to Make a Seashell Wreath. I love wreaths! You can easily change them up for the season. Make sure to Browse all Wreaths!

Hanging Starfish
A crafty way of Hanging Starfish. Via.

how to hang starfish
Chris of Just Beachy give us the Instructions on how to wrap and glue the twine step by step.

making seashell candles
Beautiful Seashell Candles by Kim of Forever Wherever.

make seashell frame
And last but not least, a lovely Seashell Frame, also via Forever Wherever.

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Christy said...

Wow what crafty ideas. I'm going to bookmark this post - I LOVE the glass beads into a heart one...and the painted seashells...those are two I think I could actually DO and love in my home. And they'd be perfect gifts! LOVED this post!!

Ann said...

My oh my ... such lovely seashell crafting ideas from the blogosphere ... I love them all especially the wreath and the lamp.

Mrs. Jones said...

Great links! Thanks!!


Linda Merrill said...

Thanks for including my decoupage box! All these ideas are great - I've been thinking about doing a seashell mirror or something similar and this might just be the insiration I needed! I love the garland as well...

Kimba said...

Thanks for linking to my garland! I completely forgot about that project. I need to go dig it out of a box and hang it up for summer.

I love your site, by the way.


sealaura said...

awesome. I am feeling crafty and nesty with the new place . I love the wreath but I think I will start with something smaller. I do love Beach Vintage's project, also nice and simple but with wow results.

Thanks for putting all of this together.

Gayle said...

These are just great! What a bunch of talented and creative people!

beth said...

What great ideas! My favorites are the garland, the wreath, and the shell candles. I'm gonna have to try some of these myself.

Beach Vintage said...

Wow, thanks for mentioning my project and my blog. But I cant help but love the brightly painted shells. xx

Sea Glass Things said...

Great Post! Anything beachy catches my eye!!

Sea Glass Things

Jane F from Atticmag said...

So many great ideas. I do adore that shell-encrusted lamp!

DesignTies said...

I'm always amazed by how talented and creative bloggers are. These are all wonderful beachy projects :-) The heart made of sea glass is beautiful. And the shell wreath, and the beach rock composition.... I love them all!!

Kelly @ DesignTies

Carlotta said...

tnx for sharing there's so many great ideas, I'd love to re-style my house with a beach touch (even if I leave in a city without any sea) and I just adore your blog!!

Jess said...

these are great!! Thanks so much! My faves are the starfish garland and the seaglass canvas-- very cute...

Musings From A French Cottage said...

These are all such wonderful projects. Thank you for putting this post together. Beautiful!


Marie Lang said...

I have done the shell wreath with very good results, I liked it so much I brought it across the country from Ohio to Arizona! Great tutorial on the Romantic Home blog.

Marie at

Anonymous said...

What about craft ideas using colored rocks?

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