Good morning! Have you been able to get to the beach this summer? Maybe you collected some seashells. Here is a great way to display them!
Hello! Is spring here yet? I can hardly wait for warmer weather. After being in Hawaii, I am so ready to wear shorts and tank top again. To help get in the mood, I created these Seashell Specimen Pictures. I collect lots of seashells and had divided them up in little baggies and I had found these frames at Goodwill a while back, but with the holiday, I just didn’t get to it. So now that I had a little time, I decided to get this project done!
Here are the frames I found. I was able to find 3 of the same ones.
The first thing to do was take the backing off.
I used scissors to cut along the edges to get to the inside.
After the back was off, I removed the picture and the glass, so I was left with the frame, mat and cardboard backing.
I didn’t want the cardboard to show, so I used a piece of brown paper looking scrap paper for behind the shells. I laid out the shells the way I thought I would want them to go. Once I had a pleasing layout, I used tacky glue to glue them onto the paper.
I used some packing tape to secure the back and they were done! I hung them over the bar in the dining room to add some summery fun!
These clam shells are cool with the ridges in them.
Sand dollars are my favorite! I am always on the lookout for them when we walk the beach.
I love the shape of these!
We have the seashells, now we just need the beach!
You can see here, I used one of the pictures in my RV makeover! It has really held up well, even with all the bouncing the trailer does as we travel!
I hope this inspires you to make your own seashell specimen art. Hope you have a wonderful week!
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This is a really great way to display shells. The pretty picture frames really show them off. Thanks for sharing with us at Share it link party.
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Your seashell art pieces turned out amazing! They are displayed beautifully. They make me think of warm weather and summer sunshine.Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.
Thank you so much!
Great idea! I have a large plastic bag with our seashell collection so you’ve given me some inspiration. Visiting from Two Uses Tuesdays.
Seashells are so fun to collect, sometimes I get carried away! Thanks for stopping by and have fun creating!
I love collecting seashells, what a beautiful way to display them! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!
Thanks so much! Have a wonderful week!
Living in Florida, I have a boatload of shells. This is a good idea to display because the colors and tones are so pretty and you hate to shove them in a drawer.
I love the colors too and you are right, I don’t just want to keep them hidden away. I keep trying to come up with more projects to use them up! Thank you for stopping by!
Love this! I used to live next to a beach and have a shoe box full of collected shells with the intention of “someday” displaying them “somehow.” Great find on those frames!
I totally understand! I still have a box full of them. I guess I just need more ideas!
So summery and what a nice idea!
They look great. 🙂
I guess I am anxious for summer to get here! Thanks for coming by!