DIY Seashell Christmas Tree Canvas Board #Crafts

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A few weeks ago I shared an adorable tutorial for DIY magnetic beach-themed napkin holders. I have been inspired by our recent trip through Florida to create more DIY holiday decor that has a beach theme. This holiday seashell Christmas tree is easy to make, and looks great either on a shelf or hanging up. Check out the tutorial below to see how to make one of your own.


Burlap covered canvas board
White seashells of various sizes
2 medium sized starfish
Thin colored ribbon
Burlap ribbon
Hot glue gun


1. Lay out your shells on the board in the placement that you like. Try to use larger shells on the bottom and move to smaller shells at the top to form a Christmas tree shape. Be sure to leave a larger space for the starfish tree toppers at the top of the canvas board and room for a burlap ribbon tree trunk at the bottom.

2. Begin hot gluing the shells to the canvas board. Lift and glue one shell at a time to keep the shape in place.

3. Tie two starfish together with ribbon to form a tree topper, and hot glue it to the top of your shell tree on the canvas board.

4. Cut a piece of burlap ribbon and hot glue it to the canvas board so that it acts as a trunk.

Stay tuned as I bring you another DIY beach-themed holiday tutorial next week!

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  1. Nice! i really like bringing the outdoors in...i like the shells, dried leaves, rocks, etc. it makes hibernating in the winter so much easier.

  2. This is a beautiful idea! i would love to put this in my bathroom.

  3. This looks so neat and what a great way to reuse seashells!

  4. Looks so pretty! I love this idea

  5. What a really neat idea this is! I like the look of the burlap with the shells.

  6. This is such a cute idea for a family that just loves the beach!

  7. i love these! the beach is a special place for our family and id love to make one of these.

  8. My Grandmother would love this in her beach home. So pretty!



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