Paper Seashell Garland

DIY Shell Garland

Are you a beach person?  I am definitely a beach person. I love going down the shore, but sadly I have to toil away at a day job…  far from the beach.. in the hot city.  But a girl can dream, can’t she?  Maybe making this little string of seashells to decorate your mantle, desk or whatever, will remind you of sun soaked days relaxing with your toes in the sand.

DIY Shell Garland


Vintage images of seashells from the internet printed on cardstock
Embroidery Needle with a large eye
Some patience for cutting the images out 🙂

DIY Shell Garland

As always, I scoured the internet for images that suited my needs – like these.  You can use whatever images you like – from the web or even copied from books.  Print them on cardstock so that the images do not curl up on you after you cut them out.

DIY Shell Garland

After carefully cutting out the shell image – thread your needle with the string and poke a hole in the top of the shell image. Run the thread through.  Trim the string so you have enough to tie a knot or bow.  Repeat this step a million times.

DIY Shell Garland

Tie the paper shells onto the string to create your garland.  Make sure they are all facing front. Trim the string ends.

DIY Shell Garland

Sit back and admire your handiwork. 🙂

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Welcome! I’m Jane, and I am obsessed with crafting, decorating, gardening, repurposing castoffs and general DIYing.

This blog focuses on creating on a budget, creative and fun projects that will add a bit of amusement to everyday life, cause lets face it, sometimes life isn’t so easy. My projects aim to be simple while also being Eco and budget friendly with a sense of humor or a sarcastic twist.
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