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diy shell mosaic ornaments


DIY Shell Mosaic Ornaments

Are you looking for a creative and unique way to add some coastal charm to your home decor? Look no further! Making your own shell mosaic ornaments is a fun and easy way to bring a piece of the beach into your home. Whether you’re an experienced crafter or a novice DIY-er, this project is perfect for all skill levels. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to create beautiful shell mosaic ornaments and provide you with some inspiration for your own creations.

Materials You’ll Need

  • Clay
  • Shells
  • Paper clip
  • Paint (optional)
  • String or ribbon

Now that you have your materials ready, let’s get started with the project.


  1. Condition and roll your clay into a ball.
  2. Carefully start pressing your little shells into the clay.
  3. Make a U out of a paper clip to create a hook for hanging.
  4. Allow the clay to dry completely.
  5. Paint the shells if desired and let dry.
  6. Thread a piece of string or ribbon through the hook to hang your ornament.

Voila! You now have a beautiful shell mosaic ornament to hang in your home or give as a gift to a friend or loved one. The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating these unique ornaments, and you can let your creativity run wild with different shapes, colors, and arrangements of shells.


Need some ideas to get you started? Here are a few ways to incorporate shell mosaic ornaments into your home decor:

  • Hang them on a Christmas tree for a beachy, coastal holiday theme.
  • String them together to create a unique garland for a mantel or doorway.
  • Use them as napkin rings for a beach-themed dinner party.
  • Cluster them in a decorative bowl as a centerpiece for a dining table or sideboard.
  • Attach them to a piece of driftwood to create a stunning coastal wall hanging.

With just a few simple materials and a little creativity, you can transform shells into beautiful works of art that will add a touch of the beach to any room in your home.


1. Where can I find the shells for this project?

You can find shells for this project at your local beach, craft store, or online. Many beach towns have souvenir shops that sell a variety of shells, or you can simply collect them during a walk on the shore.

2. Can I use different types of shells for this project?

Absolutely! You can use a variety of shells to create unique and interesting designs. Mix and match different shapes and sizes to add visual interest to your ornaments.

3. What other crafts can I make with shells?

Shells are incredibly versatile and can be used in a wide variety of crafts. Some other ideas include creating shell mosaics on picture frames, mirrors, or jewelry boxes, making seashell candles, or using shells to decorate flower pots or vases.

4. Can I personalize the ornaments with paint or other decorations?

Yes, you can paint the shells, add glitter, or even use small beads or other embellishments to personalize your ornaments. Get creative and make each one a unique piece of art!