Craft Project – DIY Seascape with Seashells in Glass Container

Craft Project - DIY Seascape with Seashells in Glass VaseIf you’ve been reading my blog for the past 8 years, you’ll already know that I’m a total lover of the beach and ocean. I think the coastal areas in our country are the most beautiful places on earth. To reflect my love for the ocean and beach, I decorate the inside and outside of my home in a coastal and beach theme.

Today’s craft and DIY project is really easy to make and I made mine in less than 30 minutes. If you don’t have a large glass vase, you can use a glass hurricane, glass candle holder or another item to house your design. If your short on space, downsize the project and do it in a glass fishbowl!

I picked up my large glass vase at a yard sale for $1.00. Rummage through your house to see what you have or go out and hit-up a few yard sales to find supplies.

Craft Project - DIY Seascape with Seashells in Glass Vase

DIY Seascape with Seashells in Glass Container

Large Glass Vase (or) Clear Glass Container
Beach Sand
1/4″ Diameter Jute Rope
Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue
Seashells, Coral, Driftwood, Sea Stones, etc.

I used 1/4″ diameter rope aka jute and glued it around the bottom of my vase to add more of a beachy feel. I think I wrapped it around about 5 or 6 times and secured it with hot glue.

Fill up your glass container with the desired amount of sand. I used real sand that I collected at the beach. You can use natural colored sand from a craft store too.

Craft Project - DIY Seascape with Seashells in Glass Vase

Next, you want to layer in your seashells, coral pieces, sea stones, small sand dollars, starfish and any other little tokens that you’ve collected at the beach. If you have none, you can find bags of seashells at your local dollar-type of store that you can use.

That’s it you’re done! You can make them in big glass containers to use as table centerpieces or to sit on your mantle. Make them in smaller glass containers to use as home decor accents or to give as gifts. If you have an air plant, you can tuck one of those in there too!

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This is a very pretty seascape. I like how easy it is to make and kids can help the adult to create it.

  2. What a pretty and easy addition to a beach theme décor. It really gives the feeling of being at the beach and near the ocean.

  3. Cathy Jarolin says:

    This is another Pretty Sea Aquarium. I love the little tiny shells.. Thank You for sharing all these lovely Sea shore Crafts.

  4. Barbara Montag says:

    This is really attractive – thanks so much.

  5. What an awesome way to catch the essence of the beach in a glass container. If you can’t go to the beach, take it with you!

  6. I really like this. it is easy to make and the kids would love to do it. Thank you for a great idea.