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DIY Seashell Seahorse Craft

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We’re getting so close to summer… longer days, warm weather and for our family, days spent at the beach.  I love adding beachy elements to my decor.  My kiddos love collecting seashells and I love incorporating them within our home.  I’ve got  a fun craft that makes for a gorgeous beachy decor project… a DIY Seashell Seahorse.

DIY Seashell Seahorse Art

DIY Seashell Seahorse

This is such a fun, summer project using sea shells.

DIY Seashell Seahorse Art 6

Sea Shell Seahorse Supplies:  (affiliate links provided for your convenience, more info can be found here)

DIY Seashell Seahorse Art 1

I placed the paper with the drawing of the seahorse on top of the canvas and used painter’s tape to hold it in place.  Then I used a pencil and pressed firmly, tracing over the line a few times till I could the outline.

Then have some fun filling in the seahorse with shells attaching them with your glue.

DIY Seashell Seahorse Art 2

I started by tracing the outside, working in sections to let it set up and dry.

Then I filled in the interior.

DIY Seashell Seahorse Art

I love how it turned out.

I love nautical elements and have beachy elements in my everyday decor… so this baby will stay out throughout the year.

DIY Seashell Seahorse Art 7

Your options are endless too… I think I’m going to make a collection… since I’ve got a ton of shells still.  I’m going to do a shell, crab, palm tree, etc… with various sized canvases.

DIY Seashell Seahorse Art 4


Today I’m thrilled to be joining some other seashell lovin’ bloggers to share with you some Seashell Crafts!  Check out these other great ideas!

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Seashell Seahorse a fun nautical diy project to add the beach to your home


  1. love this!!!!!! My grandmother lived on the NC coast. She taught me the love of seahorses. I will definitely be making this.

    1. Exactly! We’ve got gobs too… unfortunately most of what my kiddos collected were too big for this smaller canvas… but I’m going big next one.

  2. How creative! I love seahorses and have lots of small shells just perfect for a project like this. I can think of so many ways to use a cute coastal seahorse canvas like this one too!

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