Shell Picture Frame

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shellWe got to spend part of the Christmas holidays at the beach.  Everyday as I walked on the beach I collected shells.  The first few days we were at the beach there was a storm and I found lots of large shells.  I was collecting because I knew I wanted to make something for “The Grandma” to take home to remember what a wonderful holiday we had.  I had my hot glue gun (a girl can’t travel without her hot glue gun and her cork screw right?) and bought a frame at a large box store.  The frame was unfinished and it looked perfect the way it was.  We had so much fun arranging the shells.  I put all the pieces on the table and several of us took turns arranging the shells.  It was a very collaborative effort.  


I had collected many shells so the process was really easy.  The hot glue gun made it a quick craft.  I had a picture enlarged to fit the frame.  I think this would be a great tradition to start. Every year collect shells on the beach trip, make a frame and put a picture taken during the trip in it. It would be wonderful to hang all the pictures together to document all your beach trips. It was a wonderful holiday.  I got to spend time with the people who mean the most to me.



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Shell Picture Frame — 22 Comments

  1. You go girl! That’s so sweet of you, you actually brought a glue gun to make that for your Grandma :) Ah, you make me miss my grandma. And thank you for this idea. My grandma’s coming here in the next 3 months so I’m going to make something meaningful for her :) Awesome frame btw!

  2. Believe it or not, this is the type of craft I’ve been looking for! So summery and fun, plus I have a bunch of shells from Italy :)

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