DIY Wall Art with Shells – Bathroom Decorating ideas

Bathroom, Decor, DIY

My bathroom is pretty plain with white tiles and white walls which makes it a nice neutral canvas to work with, except for this “vintage” heater that stands out like a sore thumb. With the beautiful year round weather in LA, I never use it and I wanted to find a quick easy way to hide it. Looking around my apartment for something to use, I came across a scrap piece of 1/4″ plywood from another project and beautiful shells I had from previous crafting project. Putting them together, I had an quick and easy solution to cover up my ugly heater:


Here’s how I did it:

Step 1: I placed my shells on the plywood and marked where my hooks will go to hold up the shells. I drilled holes at the marks using a 1/8″ drill bit.


Step 2: I cut thin gauge wire in  ~ 2 1/2″ long pieces and bent them to make loops.


Step 3: I fished the ends of the loop from the back of the plywood through to the front and bent the wires to form hooks and glued the back loops to the plywood to prevent them from moving once the hooks were at the right angle.


Step 4: I placed the shells into the hooks and adjusted the wires as needed for a secure hold. You could also add some glue along the edge of the shells for extra support.

Shell-wall-art-step-4And voila, very inexpensive beachy wall art that’s right at home in my bathroom, and more importantly, no one would know there’s an ugly heater behind there!



  1. It was really easy and I made it as like as yours art work. My husband just loved it so much and gifted me something I wanted more for that. You know, all the credits goes to you. He doesn’t know about that. Don’t worry I must share it and give you the courtesy as well. Thanks….

    • Glad to hear that! You’re welcome!

  2. I want one of these too. Thanks for this! I definitely plan on making one because I’m giving my bathroom a beachy makeover. Here’s to me hoping my family will love it.

    • Glad you like it – hope your family will love it too!

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