DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkins…

Is there anyone else out there that loves to craft…even while on a beach vacation? I just can’t help myself. I feel especially creative when I’m on vacation – I guess I get so relaxed I can’t shutoff my creative brain :) It happened to me again on a recent beach vacation.

Another passion of mine is searching for washed up seashells. I can’t even begin to guess how many pounds of seashells, or beach sand I have collected over the decades. I always promise myself that “I’m just gonna go for a walk” before I know it my head is bent down and I’m looking for shells. On this particular trip I was decorating our rented condo with my fabulous finds. I also wanted to incorporate them at the dinner table.

DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkin Rings...easy  seashell beach craft. DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkin Rings...easy  seashell beach craft.

So, on one rainy afternoon I found a Hobby Lobby and purchased some nautical charms. Unbelievably I travelled with the twine :)

DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkin Rings...easy  seashell beach craft.I cleaned my shells by boiling them in how water with about a half of a cup of bleach for approximately one hour…

DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkin Rings...easy  seashell beach craft. DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkin Rings...easy  seashell beach craft.…and rinsed them very well.

DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkin Rings...easy  seashell beach craft. DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkin Rings...easy  seashell beach craft. DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkin Rings...easy  seashell beach craft.Now, I was ready to make some napkin rings for the table decor. Usually shells that have washed up on the beach have natural worn holes in them. This is how I strung them onto the twine…

DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkin Rings...easy  seashell beach craft. DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkin Rings...easy  seashell beach craft. DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkin Rings...easy  seashell beach craft.…and then added the nautical charms.

DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkin Rings...easy  seashell beach craft. DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkin Rings...easy  seashell beach craft.I thought they turned out super cute…

DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkin Rings...easy  seashell beach craft. DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkin Rings...easy  seashell beach craft. DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkin Rings...easy  seashell beach craft.I used these napkin rings the entire week we were at the beach. I use them at home now and they are a wonderful memento from a fabulous family vacation.

DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkin Rings...easy  seashell beach craft.This craft was quick and easy – yet relaxing and fun to make. Each time I use them I’m reminded of the beach and fun-in-the-sun!

DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkin Rings...easy  seashell beach craft.

DIY Nautical Seashell Tablescape Napkin Rings...easy  seashell beach craft.What crafts have you made while on vacation?

Comments

  1. patty brinkman says

    I’ll be doing this one, I love to gather shells and just did so at Sanibel Island. Think I’ll have my Grand daughter make these when she visits soon for vacation! She and her Mom are professional shellers! Thanks for a great idea.