Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Shell Christmas Ornament

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Making Christmas ornaments with your kids or for yourself are fun anytime of the year.  My mom lives near the beach and she made these Christmas ornaments with her crafting group for my daughter and I.  I thought that they were so cute, and I want to share them with you.

Materials Needed:
beach shell
acrylic paint
silk  ribbon
hot glue gun or crazy glue if you don't have a glue gun

To make all you need to do is paint a snowman or santa on the shell and then let dry.  Next you turn the shell over and hot glue the ribbon to the top of the shell and let dry.  Next you can write on the back of the shell with permanent marker anything that you want.

This is the front of the ornament.

This is the back of the ornament.

The next time you are on the beach you can collect these shells to make Christmas Ornaments.
I hope that you enjoy making them and they make great presents.

I will be sharing this at Snickerdoodle Sunday- 2 Crochet Hooks and at other blog parties.

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Thanks everyone and enjoy.



  1. Very cute! Much better than store bought.

  2. How neat - what a great personalized gift idea!! Pinned & Tweeted!!

  3. I love them! What a great family craft and gift idea! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Very pretty and a thoughtful gift!

  5. What a great way to repurpose those shells and really share a bit of the story, you've sparked a bit of inspiration to try something, thank you.

  6. Great repurpose project! I love finding ways to reuse nature.

  7. Hi Julie, I'm following via g+ and GFC. Love these shells. So easy and so cute.

  8. What a great idea for trip memories! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, now open. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up!

  9. Thank you for sharing this cute project at CAL link party :) Have a great weekend, Julie!

  10. Hi Julie,
    This is absolutely fantastic, thank you so much.
    I am visiting from Craft Link party for the first time and am following in all ways I can. I love your blog.
    I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.
    Love and best wishes.

  11. awesome! A great way to have fun and share some love :) Found on Mazkwok, hope you will come and share at our Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  12. Kids would love doing these for sure! Oh, to live by a beach. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  13. What a wonderful idea Julie! Thanks for sharing. My mom used to collect shells. I have also seen some wonderful shell collections. They certainly make beautiful Christmas ornaments. Have a great week.

  14. Hi Julie, I like these decorations and I like the story behind these shells. A find that is a fantastic idea to recycle the Shell into Christmas decorations. I like the dedication that wrote your mom in the back of one of them! .......so cute. Thanks for sharing :)
    Marisa from http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  16. Lovely idea and made from nature, do pop over and join my #Trash2Treasure link up it would be perfect!


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