Seashells are the symbol of the summer season. I always think of walking down the beach, looking at tide pools and picking up my favorite shells.
Did you know you could use those shells for crafts? I’ve found 3 in particular from Craft Factory that I am completely obsessed with.
The final products end up stunning, and for the first 2, your shells don’t get damaged in the process! The 3rd one is more than worth the “damage.” If anything, they’re even better like this! Try these out yourself and see what I mean.
Take food-safe silicone putty and activate it. Then, use a seashell to create a mold. Let the mold set, then remove the shell and rinse out the mold.
Using the food-safe silicone mold, pour in your melted chocolate and let it set completely. Pull the chocolates out of the mold, and you’re ready to eat them!
If you’d like, you can use the same silicone mold method to make soaps that are actually shaped like shells. To make soap look like something is encased inside, follow this technique.
Pour soap into a container. Place a shell at the top, then let it set. Remove the shell, then use soap-safe pigments to “paint” the inside. Pour another layer of soap on top and let it set.
Once that soap sets, you’re ready to use it! Cool huh?
Seashell Faux Fountain
This cute little sculpture is super easy to make. Start with a small piece of cardboard and glue on some rocks. Paint the center blue and white to look like water.
Stack shells on top of one another with hot glue, then create a “waterfall” effect with the glue, cascading down the shells. Once it dries, you’re done!
Which of these DIYs will you try?