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Funky Framed Seashells


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Decorating for summer just got easy with this fantastic DIY home decoration. The Funky Framed Seashells uses materials you probably already have lying around your house to create a one-of-a-kind piece that will brighten up any room in your house. Follow this tutorial to bring some of the beach inside, without any of the sand.  This craft will cost you almost nothing, and it will take you no time at all. After all, you should be outside enjoying the summer weather.

Funky Framed Seashells


  • Large wooden frame
  • Various seashells
  • Jute string
  • Hot glue gun
  • Old placemat or other sturdy fabric
  • Small nails
  • Black spray paint
  • Sand paper
  • Clear glaze


  1. Sand the frame lightly to remove any foreign matter and smooth the surface. Brush off the frame to remove any sand paper dust. Spray paint black, let dry, repeat. When the frame is dry, use sand paper to distress it and spray on some clear glaze, I used a satin finish as I really didn’t want it glossy. As you can see I didn’t paint the back of the frame. You can if you want to. Put the placemat on the back of the frame and trim it if necessary. Secure the placemat to the frame with hot glue, stretching it as you work to get a nice taut surface to work on.

    Funky Framed Seashells
  2. Hot glue seashells and starfish randomly onto the surface in whatever fashion looks good to you.

    Funky Framed Seashells
  1. I missed covering a stain, which I originally meant to cover with the largest shell, but after rearranging it never got covered. So I just used some jute string. I hot glue an end to the placemat, then just hot glued around in a spiral. I added a couple more to balance it out visually.

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