Tuesday, July 12, 2011

decorating with beach finds #4

I am constantly collecting shells here in Grenada.
but what do you do with them all? 
make art of course.

I started with another piece of wood I found on the side of the road (lots of wood lying around here evidently)

Then a collection of random shells in various sizes and colors

Then armed with a hot glue gun I created a heart out of the shells.

and finished it off with some twine wrapped around the edges to frame it.
it is not perfectly square and I like that about it, so I used to  twine border to emphasize it.

want some more shell projects?
shell windchime
shell display 
conch shell planters 

Linking up with :
The DIY Showoff
Craft Confessions 
Tip Junkie
Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug blessings 
Take a look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Crafts
Funky Polkadot Giraffe 
Reasons to skip the housework
Coastal Charm 
Christina's Adventures


Lauren said...

That's so cute! I'm a new follower! :) I love your blog! What part of Ohio are you from?! That's where I live!

Mindy @ Heart Maine Home said...

This is so freakin' adorable! I looove collecting and decorating with shells. I may have to try this one! Thanks for sharing!

Sonishka said...

Hi Kelsey, I found you at Comment love day. Nice blog! I love your shell heart, what a great idea ;-)

Christina said...

so sweet! I really like that twine border too!

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

This is great, I love the use of found items and the addition of the twine. Very creative and pretty! (Lots of randomness along the roads here in Curacao, too!)

Linda said...

nice. My daughter has a beachy decorated cottage and we are going to try to do this project. Thanks a lot. linda

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