DIY | Maritime Summer Decoration: Dried Flowers in a Shell

Maritime Sommerdeko: Trockenblumen in der Muschel

Today I show you a DIY idea for a beautiful and simple “maritime summer decoration”: dried flowers in the shell! The shell is filled with sand and thus serves as a vase for the dried flowers.

With the following step by step instructions you can easily make the summer decoration yourself! For this you need the following tools and materials:


Here you can see what tools I used for the shell vases. You only need scissors to cut the dried flowers.

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I used these materials for the summer decoration: a large scallop, a shell with an opening (such as a tiger shell or sea snail) and sand.

I used the following dried flowers: Lavender, eucalyptus and hare’s-tail grass.

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Large scallop*
Tiger shell*
Sea snail*
Dried lavender*
Dried eucalyptus*
Dried hare’s-tail grass*

Instruction | Maritime summer decoration: dried flowers in the shell

Step 1: Fill shells with sand

In the first step, I fill the large scallop with sand.

Then I fill the opening of the tiger shell with sand. The tiger shell later serves as a vase.

The sand gives enough support to the dried flowers.

I now place the tiger shell on top of the scallop.

Step 2: Cut dried flowers

The second step is to cut the dried flowers with the scissors to the desired length.

Step 3: Insert dried flowers

Now eucalyptus, lavender and hare’s-tail grass can be plugged into the sand of the tiger shell.

And ready is the maritime summer decoration! I hope this DIY has made you as much fun as me and you like the sight of the shell vases!



Hi, I'm Jenny! I love flowers and easy DIY ideas. If you like my DIYs, have a look at my pins on Pinterest!

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