The fall and winter months are the ultimate time of year for collecting seashells at the seashore! The summer crowds are gone, and with over 6o miles of sandy beaches along the Grand Strand, you’re sure to find a perfect assortment of lettered olives, knobbed whelks, calico scallops, razor clams, Atlantic augers, and even the festively named jingle shells (yes, they’re a real thing)! With so many shells, why not share your bounty? Let’s get crafty on the coast with these creative DIY holiday gift ideas featuring seashells! For info on how to properly clean and polish your shells first, click here.

Wind Chimes: Cut strings into different lengths tied around an embroidery hoop or crisscrossed driftwood branches. Drill small holes into the top of your shells, thread the strings through the holes, and finish with a knot.

Nightlight: Jazz up a plain plastic nightlight by hot-gluing a large whelk or scallop shell to the front.

Jewelry Holder: Give a large oyster or scallop shell a shiny clear coat, turn it upside-down, and you have the perfect place to store earrings and other small accessories.

Picture Frame: Pretty up a plain wooden picture frame by hot-gluing seashells around the outer edge.

Seashell Stepping Stone: Fill a disposable pie tin with wet cement and press your shells into a pattern to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

For more info on shell collecting, check out our blog: Grand Strand Beachcombing Tips For Beginners. And for your stay, check out It “Shore Beats Work!” This 4BR home is located in the Windy Hill section of North Myrtle Beach. It is right across the street from North Beach and has awesome ocean views. We are booking it now for 2019! Call us today at 888-488-8588 and get an early booking discount!

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