I also forgot that today was Memorial Day when I lined up this post a couple of months ago. I am so thankful for those who have served our great country to keep us free, and I want to honor those who gave their lives for our country.
Have fun doing this project!
Turn some old frames, photos and beach treasures into a Beach Memories Shell Collage.
Some people have a Sports Dad, or Car Dad or Tool Dad. My husband is a Beach Dad. And our son is following in his foot steps. When our son had to write about a special moment for a class assignment recently, he chose “vacation at the beach”. Those two are at their happiest when they are on the beach.
So, my son and I created a simple photo montage with some old frames, shells and a few basic craft supplies for Father’s Day. You don’t have to make this for Father’s Day; it is also a fun way to display mementos from a beach trip.
I started by printing a few pictures from our trips to the beach and painting three mismatched picture frames with the DIY Chalky White Paint Finish detailed here (not a sponsor of this post) so they would all coordinate.
To make the Shell Collage:
- shadow box picture frame (about 1-2 inches deep, big enough to hold your shells or other items)
- cardboard to cover the back of the picture frame
- sheet of tan colored sand paper
- blue and white tissue paper
- shells, beach glass, drift wood, etc.
Tear the sand paper to create a rough edge (like a shoreline – this will be the beach).
Tear the tissue paper into small pieces.
Glue the blue paper to the top section of the cardboard for the ocean.
Glue some white on top of the blue for some waves and add the sand paper to the bottom for the beach.
Glue to the back of the picture frame and add the decorations.
To complete our wall gallery, we added some shells to the other frames.
And added the pictures of our beach trips.
And on Father’s Day we will hang them all in Dad’s office to remind him of happy times at the beach.
Audrey Humaciu: I’m currently the Editor in Chef of That Recipe and VP of Creativity and Sarcasm of Munofore. When I’m not blogging about my eclectic interests from cooking and crafting to ornamental horticulture and the idiosyncrasies of the English language, I’m just your typical 40 something mom livin’ the life in the SoCal burbs . . . without the minivan and over priced coffee.
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