I’m convinced seashells are just about the most fun, least expensive decorating accessory you’ll ever find for the summer house.
Recently, I was shopping in Marshalls and came across this glass container for just $5.99. I loved the natural woven design surrounding it, especially its nice, aged “drift-wood” look.
I had some inexpensive shells from Big Lots ($3) and decided to embellish it just a bit. I barely used any of the shells…lots left over for another seashell craft some day.
This was a fun little project to do while watching Mapp and Lucia on Netflix. Have you ever seen that old series? I got hooked and watched both seasons. I had to watch to see what ensemble Georgie would wear next. That man has style! He dressed better than the women in the show. Ha!
To add a little seashell embellishment to our container, I snipped off about 4-5 inches of some 3-ply jute yarn purchased from Hobby Lobby for this previous seashell bottle craft. I separated out the three strands since I wanted my jute thread nice and skinny.
I tied each thread around the top half of a shell. Initially I thought I’d drill a teeny hole through the top of the shells as I did for the bottle craft project, but the shape of the shell worked perfectly for this craft, so there wasn’t any need to break out the drill.
Next, I randomly tied the shells to the outside of the container, snipping off most of the excess jute thread. I left a little of the ends of the thread visible because I liked how that looked. You can snip it off down to the knot if you prefer a cleaner look.
Nighttime on the porch…
Getting darker now…hear those night bugs singing? I think I saw a lightning bug…did you see it?
An easy way to bring a little summer beach fun to your home.
Love seashell crafts? Here’s a quick tutorial for making shell chargers for summer dining.