How can I reuse or recycle unwanted seashells?
We’ve had an email from Melanie:
I’ve got a bag of sea shells, whole and broken, I collected from a vacation in Mexico. The shells were interesting at the time, but not any more. I’m looking to give them to somebody who would use them for crafts. I’m already reusing a large shell to hold small miscellaneous items on my desk and being crafty with shells doesn’t appeal to me at this point in time.
I’ve attached a photo of the extra shells I have and a photo of my large “dish” shell (below).
If you specifically want to give them away to be reused, Freecycle might be the best way to go – someone in your local area might love them. Any suggestions on what that crafty person might do with them?
As for other more practical reuses, I suspect we’ll have some overlap with the mussel shells post but anything else Melanie could do with them?
(Heh, I put this in the “packaging” category – because they were sea creature packaging once ;) )