Repurposed Book End into Seashell Door Stop

Have you ever thought to repurpose a book end into a seashell door stop? Probably not. Maybe you have – I did. I love seashells. I live by the beach and have a huge collection. We have a heavy dutch door that won’t stay open when I want it to. Rather than a door stopper, the following is a simple, easy to do project that doesn’t take a whole lot of time, comes out looking really cute and is effective.


What You Will Need

  1. plain bookend 2. white paint 3. paint brush, 4. glue gun 5. seashells

book1I painted the brown wood colored bookend white so any open space or crack between shells wouldn’t stand out.book2As you can see, I did a quick paint job. It doesn’t need to be perfect. Just give the end a quick coverage of white paint if your book end is a dark color.book3Use your glue gun to cover the end with shells.book5Here is how it came out. You don’t have to use it as a door stopper. You can do two ends and use them for books.book6I like the book end used as a door stopper. It works very well.book8It would make a nice gift.
It’s fun to make things with shells. I have two other shell projects on the blog you can make if you like; a seashell wreath and driftwood crosses. Both projects are simple to make and make nice gifts.


  1. You are so creative Miss Kelly! I LOVE this!!!!

  2. Looks great! Don’t forget to link up to The DIY’ers.

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