Beach Crafts from Magazines

Beach crafts are all about bringing the beach to your home in a decorative way. Here is some inspiration from online magazines.

seashell plates
You can use seashells to embellish pretty much anything. From frames to pots, even fireplaces. This beach craft from Better Homes and Gardens is pretty and unique. A plate is decorated with seashells. Place it on a plate stand or hang on a wall, wherever you want a touch of beach. To view more examples go to Decorative Shell Craft ideas.

make shell lantern
These Paper Lamps seem to never go out of style. You can jazz them up with capiz shells. Use Faux Capiz!

beach decor vase
Add beach appeal to a Vase by tying jute around its neck, and hot-gluing shells to the ends. If you love this, go see 8 Ways to Decorate Bottles and Jars Beach Style.

shell bookmark
A charming Shell Bookmark.

shell book ends
Keeping with the book theme. How about Free Bookends from the Beach?

sea shell drawer pulls
With maximum-strength epoxy everything is possible. To pull off Seashell Pulls, the trick is to use sturdy shells like oyster shells, as shown here.

sea shell tablecloth weights
And speaking of oysters, if you happen to find a bunch with sides still attached, they can be useful as Tablecloth Weights in case the wind blows -or just for the good looks. Hang them in clusters, slipping jute, knotted at both ends, between open "wings" of the shells, and lay across the table.

beach jar
And another sweet and easy beach craft from Better Homes and Gardens. Create a decorative Beach Memory Jar or bottle. Fill the bottom of the jar with beach Sand, then drop shells, pebbles, pieces of driftwood and seaglass inside the jar. If you'd like, use a paint pen to write the name of the place where you collected the shells on the side of the jar. And glue a few shells onto the lid.

seashell soap dish
Large flat shells can be used as Tea Light Trays, and as seen here, they make pretty Soap Dishes too, all they need is a little seashell pedestal. For many more ideas, browse the category Seashell Crafts.

picture pillow photo transfer
Martha Steward has a tutorial on how to transfer your beach photos onto Pillows. A great way to decorate with beach vacation memories.

best beach crafts
And here is an idea what you can do with a souvenir tablecloth. Update a Sling Chair.