Make a Sea Shell Lamp

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Any lamp can be transformed into a stunning sea shell lamp. Here are a few great examples that show how to revitalize an old lamp or decorate a lampshade to bring home the beach in a unique and artful way.

how to make a shell lamp
The shell lamp design you choose to create depends on how large your Seashell Collection is. You can tell that this shell lamp by Connecting Pieces required quite a few shells! The trick is, to just take your time and enjoy seeing all your shells come together to make a beautiful lamp. E6000 glue was used because the bond is permanent after 24 hours. You start with the heavy shells first, and keep them in place with painter's tape. You find the full tutorial over at Connecting Pieces! And did you know that adhering shells to objects is called Coquillage?

shell table lamp
The source for this stunning sea shell lamp is unknown. I love the stone like look the lamp has due to the use of grout. The process is the same as above, only you don't need to fill in all the gaps with small shells, the grout will do the job. This idea works best with smaller shells.

small shell lamp
This cute shell lamp from The Lettered Cottage is featured here. Via The Lettered Cottage.

oyster shell lamp
An inexpensive ceramic base is covered with Oyster Shells and fragments of beach glass. Seen at Southern Living.

lamp makeover with shells
A thrift store lamp was made over with blue paint, Sand and shells were glued to the shade. Via Pinterest.

crushed shell trim
You have seen this creative glass wall sconce on Decorative Ideas with Crushed Shells. Crush imperfect shells and add them as a trim to a glass lamp or fabric lampshade! For another neat wall sconce makeover with shells, click here. Via Nancy's Daily Dish.

shell trim
And this last example is so easy. Use a glue gun to attach shells onto a simple lampshade for an elegant look. Seen at All You.

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Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Love the lamps, Maya! Thanks for sharing such great inspiration!

mikky said...

Hi Maya,

Ginny's lamp is fantastic. It makes a nice conversation piece. I'd love to make one like this.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How gorgeous! I would love to make one some day! I should make a list of projects to do when I find them on your blog! Love getting great ideas!

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