Creations, Seaside Shell Tray

Welcome to the monthly Creative Craft Hop

hosted by Andrea from Design Morsels

If you’re following the hop in order,

I must tell you that Chas is a hard act to follow,

she always shares beautiful creative creations!

I’m at the beach this week,

and to kick off the summer season

I decorated a tray with seashells

This wood box originally came with a child’s puzzle inside

I saved it and gave it a coat of white chalk paint

and set it aside for another day when I felt crafty…

Like today!

I picked out a few large pretty shells from my craft stash,

heated up the glue gun

and got to work

Each side features one large shell on the center and on the corners,

with sea glass or colored beads in between

This is an easy and relaxing craft that goes together quickly…

You can completely cover the sides,

or just use a few shells as I did

All 4 sides are alike yet different

A view from the top

It can be used as a beverage tray

A vanity tray to hold perfume or jewelry

It can be a decorative tray for trinkets or collectibles

Or a coffee table tray for books

I have tutorials for some of the other items pictured on the tray,

just click on the links below to access them

Chalk Painted Pitcher

Sand Dollar Glasses

Sand Dollar Bottle

Up next is My Family Thyme with a Patriotic Pizza Pan Door Hanger

You can see all the creative crafts on the links below

How to Make a Patriotic Door Wreath from Dollar Tree

A Simple Outdoor Lantern Change

How I Made a Very Starry Patriotic Wreath

How to Make Fun Fruit Props

DIY Metal Flower Garden Stake

DIY Knotted Tote Bag

How to Paint a Flower Pot with Ceramic Paint

DIY Copper Rimmed Flowerpot 

Dollar Store Bee Candle DIY

Scrapwood Projects That Sell

Creations Seaside Shell Tray

DIY Patriotic Pizza Pan Door Hanger

How to Make a Pillow Insert

Painting Terra Cotta Pots

Thanks so much for crafting with us today!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday  Creatively Crafty

Thursday Favorite Things    Friday with Friends

Snickerdoodle Make Bake Create

58 Responses to “Creations, Seaside Shell Tray”
  1. Mary says:

    So fun and perfect for your beach house Jenna! What a wonderful box to upcycle too. I love how you’ve styled it as a beverage tray, to hold jewelry, knickknacks and with your mermaid book! Enjoy your beach time this week ♥

  2. says:

    I love sea shells. Very creative dear Jenna. Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Martha says:

    Of course this is just my style, gorgeous Jenna! I have that mermaid book too, I collect mermaid books. 🙂

  4. Gail Griffin says:

    Looks beautiful, Jenna! I love that you created such a versatile tray! Perfect for any seaside theme, style and occasion! Enjoy your stay at the beach!

  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    What a lovely and creative way to use up those seashells. The wood box painted white with the shells makes a fabulous tray for any display beachside. Love the colors, they look so beachy. I’m sure you’ll be serving this weekend using this fabulous tray. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

    • Thank you Emily, I love seashells, and have already been enjoying my tray in different spots around the house, it’s perfect to hold several bowls of snacks or appetizers. I hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend too!

  6. Such a gorgeous handmade tray! I can’t wait for summer arrive. The weather here isn’t nice…still very chilly and lots of RAIN for May…

  7. Chas Greener says:

    What a fun and summery tray! Love all the shell and you can’t have enough trays right? Great tips on what to use it for too. Thank you so much for sharing and wonderful crafting with you

  8. Liberty says:

    Very lovely tray– it looks perfect! And you styled it so well. I love something like this that can be used for a variety of purposes. All pinned.

  9. sarator says:

    So many ways to use this one project! I know I’ve got shells kicking around somewhere, while I was waiting for inspiration to strike, so thanks for sharing. Love how it turned out :).

  10. Jenna, this is a beautiful tray that can be used for so many purposes. I especially love it for the coffee table with books! I always keep wooden boxes, they are so useful!

  11. Such fun, happy and creative beachy accessories! I love all the creations!

  12. Cecilia says:

    Jenna, your beachy decor is just lovely! Happy Memorial Day weekend! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  13. mhhwarmcozy says:

    Jenna, your beach tray would work in any room, including outdoors to hold drinks or snacks for the summer. Plus there’s no such thing as too many trays!

  14. Chloe Crabtree says:

    Jenna, you are always so creative and this seashell tray is no exception! What a great project to do with your treasures from summer vacations!

  15. pattyanneart says:

    What a beautiful tray, Jenna! Love it! 💙

  16. How AH-dorable! I think it would be great for allllllllll our remote controls! ;P

  17. lghiggins says:

    Such a versatile project. I love the blues—so relaxing and beachlike.

  18. Nancy says:

    Such a fun craft and perfect for your beach house! Outstanding my friend!
    Enjoy your Holiday Weekend!

  19. Bonnie Morgan says:

    Darling tray perfect for your beach house. I love that you can use it for so many items. Enjoy your time with family.

  20. designmorsels says:

    Wow this looks perfect for a beach house. It’s so versatile. Thanks for sharing it in the hop. Have a great weekend.

  21. What a creative craft Jenna. I love all of this. So pretty.

  22. Jenna, such a lovely box you have decorated with your findings. Love the sea theme with the pretty aqua and shells. perfect for down at the pool. I hope you are having a wonderful time at your beach house. Enjoy the weekend with family and friends.

  23. Rebecca says:

    Jenna, your seashell tray is just perfect for summer decorating! What a great way to use shells. Trays are so versatile, and I love how you styled yours with beverages, jewelry, knick knacks and as a coffee table tray. Having just come over from visiting Chas, I also see it as something you could sell! It’s always fun to hop with you, my friend 🙂

  24. This is perfect for your beach house and for coastal summer decorating, Jenna! I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful weekend!

  25. Carol says:

    Jenna, your shells and sea glass are beautiful. Using them to decorate a tray is a great idea. It turned out so pretty. I love all the ways you used the tray. And you reused it from a package which is even better. Enjoy your week at the beach.

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