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. .


  1. Great idea. I love the shiny summer tags that go with them.

  2. This is a FABULOUS idea! One of those, "Why didn't I think of that?" moments. Lisa~

  3. Great project one that I will be doing!

  4. I made some silver shells after seeing hers! They really are beautiful...


  5. Who would have thought? These look really amazing Susan! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Great pretty!! I love getting ideas for the PB catalogs.

  7. What a great idea! The shells look amazing.

  8. Fresh idea! So fun to see something different! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Oooh. Looks beautiful. I like to decorate my guest room/office with a beachy theme when my in-laws visit (they're from Myrtle Beach). I might just have to make these. Thanks for stopping by my blog, following me, and for the sweet email. I'm your newest follower. Pretty blog!

  10. Love these and am definitely gonna copy-lol!! Newest follower!!

  11. These look great! This project is on my to-do list. I already have all the supplies - now I just need to do it!!!

  12. This is a great project! Will definitely try this, thanks for the beautiful post! ~Lori

  13. I love how shiny silver they are! Thank you for sharing. :)


  14. Something so simple yet with huge impact! Love these -- thanks!

  15. Such a cool idea! Especially since I just got some shells from the dollar store that my boyfriend asked what I was going to do with, and I didn't know when I got them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration. Can't wait to break out my shells and spray paint.

  17. These look beautiful! Thank you SO much for sharing! I am featuring this project tonight! :) Have a great weekend!
    Homemaker in Heels

  18. What a cute idea!
    Thank you so much for sharing this @ {nifty thrifty sunday} last week as well!

  19. i absolutely love all things shiny and silver!!! great idea! thanks for linking up! we featured you today.

  20. They do look like silver shells -love them!!

  21. I love the idea of using the sea shells, and they looks so good painted silver.


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