seashell lights.

See the "Glowing Shell Arrangement" in our Outdoor Lighting Ideas gallery Seashell Candle Centerpiece by Martha Stewart

Use clam shells filled with some beach sand and a tea light for superbly-charming mood lighting for the event!

Bring the beach indoors

Hosta Leaf Centerpieces: Create unique centerpieces with live Hostas leaves in glass hurricanes. Nestle the leaves in about an inch of water. Nest hurricanes together in various shapes and sizes to accent tabletops and other guest areas.

Gather an assortment of cylindrical vases in various sizes and large leaves in a variety of textures and color striations. Put a little bit of water in the vases and tuck the leaves inside for a natural display that has a modern twist.

DIY Vintage Map Votive Candles

DIY Vintage Map Votive Candles

For the travel obsessed couple or the getaway destination wedding, these DIY map votives are an easy-to-make and affordable favor idea. They also make cute non-floral table decor for your reception.

DIY Faux Coral Candlesticks made from natural sponges and plaster. Get the super easy instructions here: Photography by

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Layered Beach Treasures

Live Plant Terrarium: Layered Beach Treasures Terrarium with Antique Skeleton Key

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Sometimes it is All About the Details

Wall box made from a barnwood frame. Then hot glued on various shells, driftwood and fish netting, and air plant in the center.

These 8 beach craft ideas are some of my top favorites. Projects that utilize treasures gathered along the shore in the most creative way.

homework: little shells and succulents

I agree with the pinner who said."I couldn't decide if I liked this idea or not then, I realised it was just the shiny stones used here that I don't like (I would replace with dark beach pebbles, rough shingle or sand). Succulents in scallop shells.