Witchcrafting: Crafts for witches

Sea shell for Sea Salt

Merry Meet.

July brings beach weather just about everywhere in the Northern hemisphere. Among the objects I associate with the beach is shells. Chances are you’ve collected some over the years that have been relegated to a drawer or a box. This craft is meant to inspire you to make your a salt dish or an offering bowl.


Select an open shell and others with which to decorate it. Use two-part epoxy, hot glue or other craft adhesive to attach smaller shells, bits of sea glass, charms and pieces of jewelry as desired. Small shells, beads or pearls can be used as legs to keep the shell from tilting.

If you have an abundance of shells, you might also consider:

forming them into a wreath.

gluing them around a bowl, vase, frame, mirror or planter.

dangling them to form a wind chime.

filling a shadowbox or a lamp base with them.

… wrapping fabric around a metal tiara and adorning with shells.

melting a tea light, pouring the wax into the shell, and inserting the wick and its holder.


I hope you’ll share your shell stories.

Merry part. And merry meet again.