This is an oldie, but a goodie…

Over the summer I collected a lot of sand dollars and bought a few starfish.  I also got sick of what was on my wall in my dining room and decided to completely redo it, inspired by some awesome reclaimed wood frames I found at Celadon.  One night after a girls night at 5 Loaves, I headed to Michael’s and grabbed some supplies…  I finally had a few ideas on how I wanted to show off my beach finds on my wall.

Framed Starfish on Burlap

What you’ll need:

  • Basic wooden frame (you can find at a craft store for a few bucks)
  • Shell
  • Burlap square
  • Paint for the frame
  • Hot glue gun

Paint the frame any color that you want.  I chose a greenish color and then used some gold to add a little sheen to it and make it a little fancier, ha.  Take the glass out.  Use the back of the frame as a stencil to cut a square of burlap that fits perfectly in the frame.  Frame the burlap — this is harder than it sounds because you’ll have to pull the burlap some to get the bubbles out.  Position the starfish or shell how you want and use the hot glue gun to attach it!


Sand Dollars on Canvas

I have looked up just about every craft possible that uses sand dollars (ornaments, jars filled, garland, etc) and one night I just decided to simply put them on a canvas and hang them on the wall.

What you’ll need:

  • Canvas (mine was small)
  • Sand dollars
  • Twine
  • Paint
  • Hot glue gun

This is a realllll tough one…  Paint the canvas any color you want and let it dry.  Hot glue the sand dollars onto the canvas.  Add some twine on the top and bottom (I wrapped it around the canvas and the back looks like a big Z). Done and done.

sand dollarsJust like that you can bring the beach into your house… like a gallery wall!


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