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Ten Great DIY Oyster Shell Crafts

As the crow flies, I am probably 1 mile from the Atlantic Ocean.

The Intracoastal Waterway is between me and the deep blue sea and to drive to the beach would take 10 minutes, from door to shore.

My kiddos attended a school that was within walking distance to the beach. In fact, this school is located on a spit of land that extends into a marsh off of the Intracoastal and their curriculum included Marine Science and Kayaking.

All that to say, my world is heavily influenced by the Ocean and its bounties.

But, while my home is close to the beach, I don’t want my home to be a ‘beach house’…if you know what I mean. I think I would get tired of looking at beach and nautical decor day in and day out.

I little smattering of beach-y is OK, but not too much. I have a few bowls of shells about the home, in addition to my three oyster shell DIYs…but, that’s about it.

But those Oyster Shell projects…they are some of my favorite home decor projects. It’s been almost 2 years since my last oyster shell project, but I’m feeling the need to go scrounging through some local oyster piles and make some new DIY oyster shell crafts. 

All this led me to do some internet searches for inspiration for my next oyster shell project. I haven’t nailed it down yet, but I’m noodling some ideas.

Oyster Shell Crafts

Ten DIY Oyster Shell Crafts and Projects for your home. From lamps to Christmas ornaments and everything in between, these curated projects will surely give you inspiration for upcycling the shells after your next meal. OR...if you are not a consumer of oysters but just like the way they look...pop on over to your local Seafood store and ask to scrounge through their oyster shell discard pile! If you like a particular project you see, pop over to the page and pin from there.

And while I specifically was focused on oyster shells, you could easily substitute any type of shell or combination of shells for these projects. I saw some mussel shell mirrors on the googler that were just elegant with their purple/black hues.

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Thanks again for spending a few minutes of your busy day with me today and I hope you found some inspiration if you are pondering DIY oyster shell crafts.

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