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Video: Seashell Mobile - Fascinating DIY Ideas
2023 Author: Lynn Laird | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 21:10
Have you just returned from vacation by the sea and are already feeling nostalgic? Time spent at the beach is never enough, right? This is the reason why we decided to show you this DIY seashell mobile project. Take the little marine gems you brought from the beach and be ready to invite summer on your balcony or terrace or in the garden or living room. This seaside style house decoration idea will bring a touch of lightness and charm to your walls.
How to make a mobile in seashells?
Hold a workshop with friends to have fun with this manual activity while having a glass of wine. The manufacture of a mobile shell is very simple and original, provided you have the necessary material. So here is the complete list of materials that will breathe a “seaside” feel into your home:
- A branch
- Various seashells
- An awl
If possible, prefer driftwood. You can find it on the beach, but if you're unlucky you can do it yourself. Take a piece of wood, bark it and remove the branches. Put it in hot water, mixed with baking soda. Soak the branches in the aqueous solution for a day. Then let the wood dry in the sun for 3 days. To further lighten the wood, soak it in bleach. Rinse it off with clean water and dry it again for a few days. You will find more details in our article dedicated to driftwood.
Before putting the shells, they must be cleaned well. Then perforate them with the awl. Another possibility is to use a drill. Be careful, because seashells are very fragile. If you want, you can color them, put glitter powder, or draw little smiley faces. Then tie the shells one by one with a small simple knot. At the end, tie the marine garlands to the driftwood. There are two ways to do this. The first is to punch the wood with the drill and slide the string through the holes. Tie a knot below so that the seashells do not move. The second way is to tie the strings around the wood with a knot.
Which shells to choose for a perfect mobile?
Each seashell mobile is truly unique and creates a special atmosphere in the room. So, collect materials according to your preference. Here are some examples of shells and crustaceans that you can use to make a mobile: sea urchin shell, cowry shells, rapana, periwinkle, cockle, scallops, mussel, whelk, almond, starfish, etc.
Mobile in shells, buttons and pearls
Let your creativity run wild and use various makeshift materials. In this case, we chose wooden buttons and colored beads. Match the colors with your interior. If you have decided to put your mobile in seashells in the garden, you can experiment with colors and materials at will. The result is always a little wild, but it is the charm of this artisanal decoration.
Elegant seashell mobile for a contemporary interior
To make a seashell mobile that perfectly matches your home, pay attention to the colors. You need to:
- seashells and small starfish
- acrylic paint
- hot glue gun
- fishing line for a delicate look or cotton string for a natural look
As shown in the photo, put on a few more handcrafted driftwood decor items for a complete marine vibe. These jewelry for the home have an undeniable aesthetic.
Simple and romantic shell mobile
This delicate style of seashell mobile is made of only 4 elements: string, wood, straws and “Misiya undata” shells. Just make the white garlands and hang them on the wood. If you put it outside, the accessory turns into a musical instrument that clashes with the slightest breath of air. It will always remind you of the holidays and the sea breeze.
Seashell and sea glass mobile
This DIY idea is done in a little different way. If you don't have a drill, you can just tie the seashells with the string. In this case, use the natural shapes of the seashells that look like small hooks. Decorate with a few frosted glasses by the sea. You can also add feathers at the end of each string for an even more exotic look.
Boho-chic shell mobile
Prefer natural colored decorations with a few small blue details. Attach pieces of driftwood and even dried seaweed. To hang them on the wall, use a driftwood branch or a bamboo rod.
Mobile with a crown in light wood
This minimalist-style mobile is made using transparent rope, light wood and white seashells. You can also add transparent beads. The wood wreath design is perfect for hanging it around the ball, instead of a lampshade.