Crafting with Shiny Sea Shells

Say that three times fast...

shiny shells on a tray

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. 
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If you don't live near the beach like I do you can order shells.

shells from the beach

I gave them a shot of metallic spray paint

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

sea shells spray painted silver

I was amazed at the transformation!

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

large silver sea shell

They almost look like sterling silver. A great idea if you like to make jewelry!

Sea shell painted silver on a rusty shoe mold

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.

gift bag with shiny shells inside

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. .