During the weekend of projects, I decided that I wanted to spray paint some seashells.  Don’t ask me why, but I just had a desire to paint some shells and put them in a glass container to go somewhere in the house.  Since I had everything I needed at the house, I just started going..

Painted Silver Seashells

What you’ll need:

  • Seashells
  • Spray paint

I have random seashells everywhere, and had some in my crafting supplies that I pulled out to use.  I got ones  that didn’t have as pretty colors and that could use some paint.  I decided to paint the shells different silver colors: silver and a brushed nickel.  Again, don’t ask me why, it just seemed like a good idea?


After I painted all sides of the shells and they dried, I brought them inside and went on the hunt for a glass container to put them in.

They ended up sitting in our office for the longest time, but when I was pulling out my Christmas stuff, they seemed like the perfect accent to the white sea shells, and blue / silver / white sparkly balls I had from Michael’s last year.  I put them all in a glass container that had some rope wrapped around it, and put it in the kitchen.

Bam. Coastal Christmas in a glass bowl.


sea shell

Overall this just took me 10 minutes, and there was no cost.  That’s the best type of craft, even if it’s months until you actually use it.

Not really sure this counts as a project, or even a blog post, but I just like the way they look and wanted to share!  Metallic spray paint can do wonders to your stuff, and this is the time for metallic everything!

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