DIY Seashell Art!

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Hey there everyone! Do you notice anything different? How about a brand spankin’ new website! That’s right – I was homeschoolapalooza.wordpress.com, but now, I am lovejoyglitter.com ! Yippee! This is such super exciting news!! As my first post on my new website, I thought it would be appropriate to do a super awesome DIY tutorial. I am going to show you how you can make your own Seashell Wall Art!

MORE AFTER THE JUMP!


What you will need:

An 8 foot plank of pine wood.

Gorilla Glue  – Gorilla Glue is the only type of glue I use. It’s trusty, reliable and has never failed me! I only ever promote products that I love – and this is one of them!

A color of stain (I choose the darker color expresso)

Shells (I used about 100, but it depends on how big you want the heart to be)

1 Sand Dollar – optional

Saw tool

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First, you need to saw your wood into 4 two feet pieces. Then, stain the wood with your preferred color. (You can also sand the wood too if you wanted to.)

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Then, after this has all dried, super glue the four planks together. Be sure to hold them together tight, sturdy and straight – If the planks are not straight it will fall apart.

PLEASE: Be sure to wear gloves!! Take it from personal experience that you don’t want tons of super glue stuck on your hands.

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Place the outline of the heart (or other shape) on your plank after the wood has finished drying.

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Then super glue down the shells to the planks. Normally go around the edges.

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If you have a sand dollar place this down next and super glue it.

Then, add the rest of the shells into the middle and super glue those down as well.

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I let the super glue dry for about an hour or two before picking it up at all.

Ta-Da! You now have your super awesome Seashell Art!

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Pin-able Image:

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Be sure to tag me in your pictures on Instagram when you make these! @lovejoyglitter

XOXO, Colby

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Comments

  1. Connie Rushing says:

    love this project. Very nice. B

  2. Teddee Grace says:

    Love this! I’m subscribing!

  3. I love this! I will have to try this for my bathroom. I grew up at the beach and I love beachy art to remind me of where I came from. Thanks for sharing this great project.
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  4. Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. I need to try this. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Happy Valentines’ Day! Lou Lou Girls
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  5. Thanks for sharing your diy at the party last week! Hope to see you again soon. Tweeted, pinned.

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