Valentine’s Day Shell Crafts

DATE: February 13, 2020

Whether you are spending Valentine’s Day with your significant other, your friends or simply having a self-care night in, creating love around you is what truly matters. You may not be in the third grade waiting for your crush to pass you a candy heart anymore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t craft your little Valentine’s Day heart out. Enjoy these Valentine’s Day shell crafts and share your own creations with us!

Seashell Heart Shadow Box

Header photo from Living Porpoisefully

Materials:

  • Seashells
  • Craft Rope
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue
  • Tacks
  • 9×9 Shadowbox

Start by removing the backing from the shadow box. With your craft rope, form a heart shape on the display side of the backing. Cut any excess craft rope, (use the picture below for reference). You can secure the craft rope to the backing with tacks for security while cutting. Then, glue the ends of the rope to avoid unraveling; this should be where the heart closes. Next, hot glue the rope to the display side of the backing.

Now, it is time to decorate! Place the seashells inside the heart, and hot glue them to the surface once you are satisfied with the placement. Once the glue is dried, carefully insert the backing back into the shadow box.

homemade sea shell candles diy

Seashell Candles

Photo from She Knows

Romantic dinner or a relaxing bubble bath? Whichever way you choose to spend your holiday, these Seashell candles are a great way to set the Valentine’s Day mood.

Materials:

  • Seashells
  • Pot
  • Wax candle flakes
  • Tea lights
  • Candle flakes
  • Glass Container
  • Essential Oils

Start by removing the wicks from the tea lights. This can be done by simply popping the candles out of the metal tin and pushing the wicks out using your fingers. Next, take your wick and set it straight up in the deepest part of the shell. Then, fill your pot with hot water, and turn your stove to medium-high. Measure wax flakes with a glass container, then place the glass container in the pot to melt the wax down. Be cautious of the wax splashing as the temperature increases, and also stir occasionally. Remove glass container once the wax is fully melted down.

Nothing beats a great smelling candle. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil into the melted wax and stir well. Then, pour the wax into the seashells, place the shells on a flat surface so the wax can cool and set. Lastly, light candles when cooled and enjoy your Valentine’s Day.

gold trim oyster sea shell jewelry holder

Seashell Jewelry Holder

Photo from Created by Genevieve

Are you spending your Valentine’s Day with your best friends and some Rosé? Wine down the evening making cute DIY Jewelry holders.

Materials:

  • Seashells with deeper pits
  • Metallic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot glue
  • Craft pearls

Start by painting the bottom of the shell with a gold or champagne pink metallic color. Next, paint around the perimeter of the shell (use the photo below for reference). This craft is very simple, which leaves room for a lot of creativity. Spice yours up by gluing pearls to the bottom to give your shell some support.

bridal bouquet made of shells diy

Seashell Bouquet

Photo from Diavita

Flowers are such a special sentiment to this holiday. This is a project that is fun, creative and meaningful.

Materials:

  • Seashells
  • 22-gauge cloth-wrapped floral wire
  • Wire cutter
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue
  • Flowers
  • Pearls or Pearl headpins

Start by taking the 22-gauge cloth-wrapped floral wire; you will want to attach the wire to the shells with cavities. Use your wire cutter to get your desired length. Fill the shell cavities with hot glue and insert the wire stems. Once dried, arrange flowers and shells together. Then, wrap the stems together with your choice of ribbon. Add decor like pearls, pearl headpins or star headpins.