When the family and I went to the beach a few months ago one of the things we did was collect seashells. I brought along a box of ziplock bags and each of us kept a bag in our pocket for walks along the beach.
Every night back at the hotel, we would look at each other's shells, and comment where we found them on the beach, what we liked about them, etc., and as part of this month's Thrifty Style Team I'm going to show you how easy it was to turn these treasures into a beautiful centerpiece that preserves the shells (no glue!).
You can see all of the other amazing and thrifty Home Decor ideas and inspiration at the bottom of this post.
When we got home, and after we unpacked, I took all of our seashells, cleaned them thoroughly, and thought about how I could display them as a seashell centerpiece.
I had purchased a potted baby palm tree at Sam's Club and had it on the buffet in the dining room and realized how perfect it would be as a part of a centerpiece.
Gather Your Shells and Create!
Once I added it to the middle of the rustic lazy Susan, my youngest son and I started to arrange the shells by color and size all around the lazy Susan.
The colors went from faded white, to beige, to brown, to light grey, to dark grey, with blues and purples mixed in. white.
We added smaller broken and interesting ones to the gravel at the base of the baby palm.
It turned out even prettier than I thought it would.
Now all of those beautiful memories of our vacation will be right in front of us every day!
And now for the rest of The Thrifty Style Team's Shares (scroll below this gorgeous collage for all the links!)
Redhead Can Decorate - Old Martini Glass Repurposed into Q-Tip Holder
Our Crafty Mom - Beautiful Buffalo Check Bench Makeover
Chas' Crazy Creations - Vintage Drawer Pulls Jewelry Hanger
2 Bees in a Pod - 12 Fall Décor Items to Buy at the Thrift Store
DIY Beautify - No Cost Decorating Tips
The Tattered Pew - 5 Simple Ways to Decorate With Flea Market Finds
Vinyet Etc. - DIY Décor Beads From a Thrifted Beaded Seat Cover
What Meegan Makes - Late Summer Tablescape In Pink
I Should Be Mopping the Floor - Garden Gift Ideas and Tags
Postcards from the Ridge - 29 Creative Ways to Repurpose and Upcycle Things for Your Home
Sweet Pea - Easy Upcycled Twine and Lace Cans Craft
Cottage on Bunker Hill - Anthropologie Dupe Moss Wreath
Cottage at the Crossroads - Thrifty Peat Pot Pumpkin Holder
The How-To Home (me!) - How to Make a Simple Seashell Centerpiece
Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder - Fun Vintage School Décor Ideas