In my ongoing efforts to make a welcoming guest bedroom, I have completed major and minor projects, and have many others in the works. I picked a beach theme for the guest bedroom, as listening to the ocean always relaxes me. This was a simple project that only took me about 20 minutes from start to finish.
What you’ll need:
- dollar store frames with matting
- assortment of starfish and large seashells
- glue gun and glue sticks
First, make sure that your starfish and seashells fit inside the frame (and matting, if you’re using it). Also, make sure that the glass is NOT glued to the frame (that happened to me once with a frame from Michael’s and I was not a happy camper!). The glass will go between the burlap and the rear of the frame.
Carefully remove the glass from the frame. Take your burlap and cut it to the size of the glass.
Hot glue your burlap onto the glass by squeezing small amounts evenly spaced around the perimeter and the center of the glass (not pictured). Hot glue on the matting will not work, as the burlap will “billow” out through the matting opening and your seashells will not have a sturdy base.
Once the burlap is securely glued to the glass, return the matting into the frame and place glass and burlap face down. Secure the frame rear. Turn the frame it over and glue the seashells and starfish to the burlap inside the matting as pictured below:
Repeat this process for all the frames and seashells at hand.
Voila! Simple and inexpensive artwork that looks great together in small groupings.