DIY Sea Shell Vase

Sea Shell Vase Header

Hello Crafters! It’s Erin, back this month from The Blue Eyed Dove. I hope you have had a great summer so far!

Earlier this month I spent a week on the beautiful Carolina Coast where I had the chance to soak up the sun, shark watch, eat a lot of seafood and collect some sea shells. At the time I wasn’t exactly sure what I’d do with the 20 plus sea shells I collected, but it’s always good to plan ahead…because let’s face it when you live in Indiana and want to make a sea shell craft you’ll have to head to the nearest craft store to pick some up.

Once I got home and out of vacation mode the creative juices started flowing…why not spray-paint the sea shells gold {because I’m completely obsessed with all things gold nowadays} and add them to a vase!? Here is the super-easy tutorial on how I did just that.



Sea Shells

Spray Paint (I used Rust-Oleum Bright Metallics Gold for the sea shells, and Rust-Oleum Seaside Gloss for the vase)

Hot Glue Gun

Sea Shell Vase


1. Spray-paint the vase and let dry.

2. Spray-paint the sea shells gold and allow to dry. Note: I chose to paint several sea shells gold so I had some options. This is helpful if you are indecisive like me 😉

3. Once the vase and sea shells are dry attach them to the vase with hot glue – spacing them out evenly.

That’s it!

Normally, I prefer to stick with odd numbers when crafting, but I really liked the look of the two sea shells…so two it was!

Sea Shell Vase

This was a very easy, yet commemorative project. Every time I look at the vase I will be reminded of my wonderful trip to the Carolina Coast – seafood eating, shark watching and all.

And the good news is I still have like 18 sea shells to craft with…oh the possibilities!

Check out some of my other DIY projects here.

Have a great week!


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Erin is a born and raised Hoosier. She attended Indiana University where she studied journalism. After taking a break from writing post college, she realized something was missing from her life and started her blog, The Blue Eyed Dove. Erin is a self-proclaimed girly girl and loves all things crafty. She is a big fan of color and tends to use it a lot in her home décor and DIY projects. Even though she is crafter by heart, like any true girly girl Erin also enjoys keeping up with the latest fashion trends, entertaining and party planning, attempting to learn how to cook and make healthy recipes and discussing some of her favorite Bravo Real Housewives from time to time on her blog.

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