Since I couldn’t go to the beach….I decided to bring the beach to my house this summer.
It’s amazing what you can do with some sand, shells, and stuff from the stash.
Join me for a super simple seashell art DIY project.
Who knows why I purchased this small square photo frame at The Dollar Tree some time ago. As I was trolling my stash, I was so excited to find it, and the wheels started turning.
Then I remembered I had some scrapbook paper in coastal colors. Yay! Originally I purchased it for making some masculine birthday cards. Certainly I could ‘steal’ a square.
Using my handy-dandy Fiskars paper trimmer*I cut the scrapbook paper the size to fit the photo frame and then inserted it in the frame. Easy!
Next, I heated up my glue gun*and gathered some twine, a pair of scissors, and some spring-loaded “grabbers.” (I have no idea what that tool is called….but it works great to hold things I’m gluing and saves my fingers from burns. If you know what it is…let me know.)
I told you this was pretty simple. It does take patience to apply a little hot glue and carefully lay down the twine and keep in taunt so that you have a nice straight trim. Let it set up a bit as you move around the frame. Don’t try to work too fast. [Ahem.] After all…any beautiful seashell art DIY requires us to be just a bit laid back…as if we were at the beach. [wink]
My frame looked pretty terrific with just the inner edge edged with my nautical-looking rope. But, this gal just can’t stop with good….so I added more rope to the outer edge. And then I decided a double trim along the inner frame would make it look even better…as you can see. [wink]
The super easy part. Adding a few seashells. A dot or two of hot glue will secure them to the glass or acrylic.
This photo frame didn’t have a stand, so I just leaned it up against a lamp, added some seashells, and created a vignette with my seashell art DIY project.
Don’t you love quick and easy and inexpensive ways to splash your home with a coastal or nautical look?
And since the girl couldn’t make it to the beach….well….the beach came to the girl….living in the mountains.
Did you do any coastal/nautical decorating this summer?
We all want to know all bout it. Splash us!
I hope you’re enjoying my “coastal series.” I know many of you are already fluffing your homes for fall. But, with my move, I wasn’t able to put the posts together until now. Since the weather has been so unseasonably warm…it still feels like summer…to me.
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