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How To Make A Seashell Heart Shaped Trinket Box

Give the gift of nature with this seashell heart shaped trinket box that can be used for any occasion.

How To Make A Seashell Heart Shaped Trinket Box

On my way back from Beaufort we stop at the beach to walk around and found little white shells on the beaches. It got me thinking for my next project for my blog. I just love using seashells for crafts. I could not find enough at the beach so I stopped at Hobby Lobby to get additional seashells. Since it was Valentine season they were selling cute heart shaped boxes that would be perfect for my next project.

Supplies For Heart Shaped Trinket Box:

How To Make A Seashell Heart Shaped Trinket Box

Step 1:

With a clean cloth dip into the vintage wash and rub onto the wooden box until its completely covered with the wash. You can use a brush but it’s so much faster with a cloth.

Supplies for heart shaped trinket box

Step 2:

After the paint has dried. Glue the shells onto the top of the box. You can place the shells any way you want. Each design is different so be creative. The glue I used was gorilla glue stick.

Step 3:

Try to keep the shells all the same size to make it easy to glue.

How to glue seashells on heart shaped trinket box

Step 4:

Let the shells try overnight before you use it. There are so many things you can store inside them. Since I made two I kept one and gave the other to my daughter. I am planning on using the boxes for my rose and lavender potpourri or it can make a perfect box for my jewelry.

How to make a heart shaped trinket box with seashells.

I love my trinket box now. Its going to look great on my side table by my bed.

heart shaped trinket box on side table

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  1. That is such a beauty Maria! It combines the best of everything, the sea and love!!

  2. That is the sweetest project! I adore shells and this project looks so doable to make!


    What type of GLUE did you use?

  4. Thanks for the tip on using tile adhesive with some shell projects. It was the answer I needed for oddly shaped application.

  5. The shells on the blue paint are gorgeous!
    Great idea.
    Happy Valentine’s Day,

  6. Oooooooo, love that blue you used, Maria. Such a perfect color for a coastal vibe and it really makes the shells stand out. Lovely idea

  7. This is lovely; blue and white is my favourite colour combo; it looks so fresh.

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