DIY Seashell Koalas – Cute Seashell Idea

There are numerous ways you can use seashells. This cute and easy Seashell Koalas DIY is undoubtedly going to be your next centerpiece.

Sea creatures are notoriously shy, but the ones you see here managed to come out of their shells to greet passersby. This easy DIY requires a limited number of supplies and looks so beautiful when decorated with candles and stones. You can also gift it to your beach lover friends.

For this, all you need is some seashells and a few other basic craft supplies. You can find seashells year-round in craft stores and some gift shops or if you live near a beach, collect them.


  • Seashells of different sizes and colors
  • Polymer Clay
  • Quick-drying glue
  • Brush
  • Beads

How to Make Seashell Koalas


Wash the shells thoroughly to get rid of any dirt or dust.


Use your creativity and experiment with different combinations to come up with animal shapes before gluing everything into place.


We chose small scallop and clamshells for the koalas, and long razor clams decorated with ring-top cowries for the tree.


Use small cushions of polymer clay, which is pliable and slightly sticky, to test out various arrangements until you’ve got the right shape.


For assembly, use a quick-drying glue. Build heads and bodies separately. Before joining larger parts, use a brush to glue on small pieces (such as beads for eyes) and clay to support creatures while the glue dries.

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