We all know this too well- you’ve went to the beach with your kids and you bring home souvenirs. Then now what? You’ve got sea shells, sharks teeth and pieces of driftwood, and you’re like great I could use more useless stuff in my junk drawers. You’ve probably got them in plastic zip lock bags that have been hanging around for years. Then you go to the beach and you’re like: “No more seashells!” but your kids feel like they’ve found the coolest sea shell yet and just have to take them home. Okay now that I’ve vented…….let me show you some things you can do with them.
Make a shark tooth picture:
This is the version I made, which has numerous examples of this same idea on Pinterest. What I did was, I printed out a picture of a shark as big as I wanted, and cut it out to make a template. Then I took a white piece of canvas paper and drew around the template to create the shark image. Using gray paint, I painted the whole shark gray and the background, which is the canvas paper too, but it is painted differently by mixing the gray with white to create a ombre look. Following that, I used every shark tooth I had and started by first, placing them on the image how I liked them, then I took each tooth and glued them onto the paper. I used a shadow box frame I found at Goodwill for like five bucks and voila! No more sharks teeth in a jar!
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Put all your shells in a cute glass jar:
I found a jar just like this at Target, cost about $7.00, they have different sizes and it showcases your shells and keeps them dust free.
Or you can get a set like these off Amazon:
Make a some wall decor: Seashell Art
This is as easy as painting some blank white canvas you can get at Walmart for $2 or $3 dollars a piece and gluing your favorite sea shells to the canvas. How much simpler can it get, and now you’ve showcased your shells and created a work of art.
Use an old birdbath as a side table:
I’ve never done this one, but it looks very beachy and hampton’s honeymoon-esk. Seems like the perfect side table for a lanai.
Another one I haven’t personally created but it looks easy enough once you find all your supplies.
More Seashell Wall Art:
A very modern yet still sunset on the beach look, I think we all could get a hold of some pallet wood and that would look just as good.
Seashells in Shadow Boxes:
Filling shadow boxes with shells- omg genius.
Here’s a nice shadow box from Amazon:
The examples I provided aren’t too hard, when all else fails, just put them in a jar and display them on a shelf or do the shadow box option. I know I’m a crafty person so it comes naturally but with some determination and patience anyone can create a way to display their beachy finds. I’d love to see your creations, if you’ve already made a way to display your shells/teeth, show us! We all need inspiration!