Mother's Day Gifts from Pillar Box Blue

Scallop Shell Trinket Dishes

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These unique trinket dishes are made by using discarded scallop shells. They are so easy to do and are truly adorable, they also make a lovely present. To keep with the seaside theme I added a bit of quirkiness to my trinket dishes by attaching a little sea creature. Also I decoupaged the outside of shells to make them even more lovely.


  • Scallop Shells - If you don't have any, you should be able to get these from your fishmonger, or even scallop dishes at the supermarket/deli are sometimes served in the shells
  • Plastic Sea Creature
  • Spray Paint
  • Glue
  • Napkins for Decoupage

How to make it

Step 1: Spray your sea creature and the inside of your shell the the colour of your choice, metallic colours work best.

Step 2: Decoupage the outside of your shell with paper napkins. Full details of the best way to do this is on my blog.

Step 3: Stick your sea creature into the centre of your shell.


Claire Armstrong

I love crafting especially upcycling and blog about it at Pillarboxblue. Home at the moment is in Bedford England with my husband, 3 boys and our dog Toby. I have a love of Asian culture due to a wonderfully colourful and exciting childhood growing up in Hong Kong. I also have gained a fondness for…
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