Make a Sea Shell Lamp | DIY Lamp & Lampshade Makeovers with Shells

Any lamp can be transformed into a stunning sea shell lamp.

how to make a shell lamp
Here are a few great examples that show how to makeover an old lamp or lampshade with sea shells. 

The shell lamp design you choose to create depends on how large your Seashell Collection is. This shell lamp by Connecting Pieces is fully Covered with Shells. 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. A true labor of love lamp makeover.

shell table lamp
Shell lamp base makeover with a stone look, achieved by using 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. Original source unknown.

small shell lamp
Cute shell lamp from The Lettered Cottage., featured here.

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

DIY Oyster Shell Table Lamp
Making an Oyster Shell Lamp from thrift store lamps and salvage finds. 

shell trim
Use a glue gun to attach shells onto a simple lampshade for an elegant look. Seen at All You.

shell fringe for lampshade
Make shell fringe for your lampshade as seen at Connecting Pieces. This requires Shells with Holes, or Drilling Shells. For a larger lamp project, check out these Chandelier Decorated with Shells.

Lampshade Makeover with Seashells
Cute lampshade makeover with tiny shells glued (E6000) to the fabric shade, and a top and bottom fringe. Seen a Hometalk.

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
Featured on Decorative Ideas with Crushed Shells, this glass wall sconce was embellished with a crushed shell trim. For another neat wall sconce makeover with shells, click here. Via Nancy's Daily Dish.