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!