Susan's Shiny Sea Shells

Say that three times fast...

shiny shell DIY

A few years ago PB was selling shiny shells and I'm 
trying this easy project for myself before the summer is over. 

I started with pretty shells from my collection.
You can even use ugly ones because they will be very beautiful when you're finished. 

If you don't live near the beach like I do you can order shells HERE. {affiliate link}

shells with a shiny spray paint

I gave them a shot of metallic spray paint. {affiliate link} 

I'm using a chrome color paint but you can choose any of the many metallic spray paints available. 

sea shell make over

I was amazed at the transformation!

Especially if some of your shells are a little chippy and ugly.

summer sea shell DIY

They almost look like sterling silver.
(a great idea for some of you jewelry makers out there...)

sea shell DIY gifts with metallic paint

They look beautiful on my rusty mantel.

rusty mantel and metallic shells

They make bowl or jar fillers.

Mason Jar shiny sea shells

I even gave them out in little gift bags with tags to my
teacher friends wishing them a "shiny summer" one year.

shiny shell gift bag

A quick and easy project with beautiful results!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .