Looking for a fun way to update your home decor for summer? I love incorporating seashells into my home for those warm summer months and this shell DIY vase couldn’t be easier to put together. Today I’ll walk you through how to recreate it on your own.
- Unfinished Wood Craft Box
- Assorted Seashells
- Hot Glue & Sticks
- Floral Foam
- Scissors or Knife
- Artificial Mountain Grass Stems (optional)
- Moss (optional)
Step 1. To create this summery seashell vase, you’ll start applying seashells along the bottom of the wood box with hot glue to secure seashells in place.
I find it easiest to start with some of the larger shells, while using the smaller shells to fill in the spaces. Move around the box starting at the base and moving up as you go until you cover the entire box with shells.
Step 2. Now you’ll use smaller shells to fill in the gaps where the wood is showing through. This adds a lot of fun texture and layering to the vase.
Step 3. When you have the seashells covering the wood box entirely, it’s time to add your floral foam inside the box. Measure out and trim foam as necessary.
Step 4. Insert the greenery in the foam and depending on the style of florals/greenery you use. You may want to add some moss to cover the foam inside the vase. I love this faux mountain grass and think it looks perfect for summer!
Isn’t this beachy shell DIY vase lovely?
If you are looking for more beach inspired DIY decor, you might want to check out this beautiful nautical beach DIY lantern centerpiece. By grouping together a few items and adding seashells to the lantern it is easy to replicate this look. Another fun home accent idea is this specimen DIY shell art. Not only is this adorable, but it would be a fun moments to showcase shells from a family vacation.
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Marie from BloomingHomestead.com has a passion for all things crafty, including home decorating, organization, digital design, DIY, and cooking yummy comfort food! As a recent first time home buyer, she enjoys making her house into a home while sticking to a budget (gotta love those student loans!). This usually requires her to think outside the box and get creative. Marie loves sharing tutorials and projects in hopes she can inspire others. When Marie is not crafting, she likes to read, shop, watch movies, and visit with family & friends. Most importantly, Marie loves spending time with her husband of 12 years and their two children who keep them on their toes.