After revealing the master bathroom upgrades last week, I realized I never showed you some of the fun things I made from when we painted over the summer. We opted for a beachy theme, so aside from the starfish art, one of my favorite things in the bathroom is the framed shell art I made:
The project was so simple, yet creates such a nice effect in the bathroom area! And, in addition to looking pretty, they’re nice pieces of memorabilia, as everything but the sand dollars were found on our trip to Australia! So, this project is a great way to showcase some of your favorite shells from favorite vacations or places!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- a collection of sea shells (I experimented with a variety of styles, colors, and sizes before deciding)
- a couple of sheets of 12x12 scrapbooking paper that looked like beach sand
- Mod Podge & a paintbrush to apply it
- scissors (or a paper cutter)
- hot glue
- Remove the glass from the frames. Then, using the mat (or just the frame if there is no mat) for sizing, measure & cut the paper you need.
- Using Mod Podge, apply the paper to the inside of the back of the frame.
- Apply a bead of hot glue on the inside of the shells to help them stick (and I also did in the corners of the frame, to help the mat stick down).
- Let everything dry, put the frame back on, and voila…DIY framed shell art! I LOVE the finished product! And, in addition to being quick & easy, one of the fabulous things about this project is it is so inexpensive. The whole thing cost me less than $10 (mostly just the cost of the frames). You couldn’t even buy 4 shell prints for $10, let alone 3D shell art! It’s the perfect decor for our bathroom!
Have YOU made anything with shells?
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