Today I’m going to show you uses for shells such as quahogs, clams and cockles. They are large and sturdy enough for every day use. Pictured above is a sea shell napkin holder I made, click on the picture to go to the tutorial that I posted as a guest blogger at Mine for the Making.
Staying in the kitchen, I’m also using a pair of clam shells as salt and pepper shakers. I have them in different colors. The natural black ones I rubbed with food grade mineral oil to make them shiny. I spray painted the silver pair on the outside only.
Looks great at a beachy setting or picnic.
I also use shells in the bathroom as soap dish holders = no mess. The soap can dry and there is nothing leaking onto the tile. And as I mentioned earlier, they are sturdy and can withstand a dropping or two.
I also have a silver painted quahog shell on my nightstand, where I put my rings at night. I have one by the sink as well, so you don’t have to put the ring down and then look for it.
As you can see these are easy and inexpensive ways to use shells in your every day life. Every time I look at the shells I am transported back to the beach!
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