How To Drill Holes In Seashells For Crafting
Learn how to easily drill a hole in a seashell so you can use the shells for jewelry making, ornaments and other craft projects.
Make sure you clean your shells before crafting.
Supplies You’ll Need For Drilling Seashells
- Disposable plastic container
- Scrap wood
- Drill and thin drill bit or Dremel with thin drill bit – If you have a drill with variable speeds it will make it a little easier, but it can be done without
Fill your small plastic container with a little bit of water.
Place your scrap wood in the container. This will protect your work surface and your plastic container from any holes while drilling. My first attempt I placed the plastic container on top of a cardboard box and accidentally drilled through the plastic container and into the cardboard box.
Place a sponge on top of your scrap piece of wood.
Drilling A Hole In The Seashell
Dampen the sponge and place it on top of the scrap wo
od, inside of the plastic container.
Flip your shell over so it’s upside down. I was able to hold it in place while drilling easier with it upside down.
Find the spot where you would like the hole.
Start drilling. Thicker shells will take a few minutes. Stop periodically and rinse off the shell and damped the sponge.
Now the shells are ready for crafting 🙂