Best Framed Seashell Wall Art Ideas | How to Frame Shells

Ideas how to arrange your collected treasures in frames, so you can enjoy them as shell wall art.

How to Frame Seashells | Shell Wall Art
This great selection of DIY shell wall art ideas provides you with all the inspiration you need to frame your own seashells and enjoy them as wall art. You find lovely seashell arrangements, some organized museum style, Deep Shadow Box Frames with shell displays, and Shells Mounted on Rustic Wood boards, as well as some interior decor ideas that show how to hang your framed seashell wall art. 

To make your own shell wall art is also great for Beach Memory Keeping as featured on Beach Memories in Frames. DIY shell art is a beautiful way to enjoy your seashell collection. 

Let your imagination and creativity flow when arranging your seashells in a frame. Play around with your seashells until you have a happy arrangement! Framed shell art by Sanibel Shell Art -hand picked shells in solid wood frames.

Framed Oyster Shell Art
Using the same type of shell to compose a pattern can also lead to stunning results as seen in this Oyster Shell Art from Pottery Barn.

shell art shadow boxes
Grouping of deep shadow box frames with shells from Craftberry Bush. When composing your shell art there are three things to consider. The frame, background and arrangement of shells. To bring them together, all you need is your imagination and a hot glue gun.

coquina shell art
A compelling assortment of small Coquina shells from Sanibel Island, FL. Featured on Displays Inspired by the Natural History Museum. The shells are also known as butterfly shells. It's easy to see why. Each shell has its own pencil drawn compartment. An inexpensive white Ribba frame from Ikea was used.

burlap frame shell art
For this Framed Shell Art a recycled frame was used and burlap as a background (hot glued to a cardboard) which gives this framed shell wall art a sandy feel. Also note, there is no glass. You can touch the shells. And a very useful tip: Lay out the shells then take a picture so you remember the placement.

Framing Seashells | Organizing Shell Collection in a Shadow Box Frame
Similar sized shells are lined up in rows making for a visually stunning display. There are some pieces of seaglass in there as well. Created by Lily & Sea on Instagram

Framed Shell Art DIY Ideas Distressed Shadow Box Frame
A variety of shells art tightly grouped together and adhered into a rustic distressed picture frame. Original source unknown.

shell collage
The idea of a Beach Collage is a little different from all the other shell art projects. It's like framing a slice of beach. By Natasha Burns.

Simple Seashell Shadow Boxes
Fill a Shadow Box with your Seashells. Easy to pull off, and striking in look. A deep enough shadow box can also be displayed free standing.

gallery shell art
Create abstract shell art. Featured on Gallery Worthy Framing Ideas for Shells, Seaglass and Beach Pebbles. By Beached Art.

Seashell Art on Wood Board
Mount Seashells on Wood for a casual rustic look. Original source unknown.

Seashell Heart Wall Art on Wood
With a wood board as frame you can create anything. By Tattered & Inked, featured on DIY Seashell Hearts Wall Art.

black frame shell art
Black makes for a dramatic background. In this case a black velour fabric covers a sturdy foam core board. Via My Pinterest.

Framed Shell Anchor Wall Art Idea
Create any shape with a template and/or form and fill it with shells, similar to a Shell Mosaic. Idea by Shell Shop Treasures.

gallery wall with shell art in dining room
An outstanding Gallery Walls of shell art in a dining room via Traditional Home, featured on Slipcovered Furniture 101. For tips and tricks, read How to Hang a Picture Grouping.

shell art frame grouping
Shadow Box Frames were used to play off the shell pattern in a Dash & Albert seashell rug, featured on Nautical Rugs. Via Redbook Mag.

shell art in the bathroom
Shell Art in the Bathroom. Pieces of beach vacation memorabilia.

shell gallery wall in living room above sofa
Shells arranged by color and size. By Sand and Sisal.

frames with shells by Tobi Fairley
A bunch of frames unified with paint, each displaying a single shell. By Tobi Fairley. via Traditional Home.

Sea Shell Beach Art Printer Tray Idea
Printer Tray Shell Displays like this gorgeous example by Michelle Snowden offer many little compartments to highlight shells.

Shells Framed with Abstract Painted Ocean Background
The background of your shell art can have a big visual impact as this shell art illustrated. It looks like the background is a Painted Abstract Ocean. Original source unknown.