DIY Shell Wall Hanging

If you’ve been following me for a while, you may know that I have a slight shell obsession. Recently I opened an Etsy shop to sell my shell creations, so it may come as no surprise to know that I have A LOT of shells in my house. The last few times I have gone shell hunting, I have looked for shells that already had holes in them so I could make a shell wall hanging. (I know you can make holes using a small drill , but I wanted to find some that already had holes, and there are plenty to be found). So this weekend I pulled all those shells out and decided to finally make this fun DIY Shell Wall Hanging. Here is how…

You can see some of my other shell projects, here.

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Materials Used – DIY Shell Wall Hanging…

Shells
Twine
Driftwood
Optional Dremel Tool for drilling small holes in shells


Materials Used for my Shell Wall Hanging

Step 1, Find Some Good Shells…

As stated above, I have a ton of shells in my home. We live near the beach and every time we go I collect some. My husband has even nicknamed me ‘Shelly’. Anyway, I went through a bunch from my collection and found the ones that already had holes in them.

Step 2, Find a good Piece of Driftwood…

I used a piece of driftwood to attach the twine and shells, but you could use a dowel, or any piece of nice wood or stick from your yard.

Step 3, Arrange Your Shells…

Arrange your shells in a pattern you like. I did end up moving some around a bit, but doing this gave me a good idea where to space them out.

Step 4, Start Tying the Shells with the Twine…

First, I tied a piece of twine to the driftwood, then I put the twine through the hole in the shell. Then I flipped the shell over and tied a knot to hold the shell in place. I continued that process until I was happy with the results. I did end up moving some around a bit in this process.

Lastly, I trimmed the string at the bottom and around the driftwood and hung it up! You could add some rope to the driftwood piece to hang it up, but I just rested it right on a nail and liked the way it looked.

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