DIY Sea Glass Seashell Frame

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Intro: DIY Sea Glass Seashell Frame

This Instructable will show how to decorate any frame with seashells and sea glass. This frame is going to be the perfect accent for any room and it’s so fun to make!!

Warning: This Project includes the use of hot glue and sharp edges, make sure to place newspaper down, wear gloves and eye protection!!

Step 1: Materials

  1. Gloves
  2. Eye protection
  3. Wooden Frame
  4. Glue
  5. Paint brush
  6. Hot glue gun
  7. Glue for gun
  8. Sea glass
  9. Sea shells
  10. Newspaper/paper towel

Step 2: Paint Regular Glue Onto the Corners

In this Step place down newspaper or paper towels. Now paint glue onto the four corners of the frame.

Step 3: Place Small Sea Glass in the Corners

In this step place the smaller blue sea glass on top of the glue that was placed on the four edges. Apply glue to some of the corners incase they dry. Wait 5-10 minutes after all the shells are places so that the glue can dry.

Step 4: Hot Glue Seashells

Warning: Before doing this step put on eye protection and gloves! Hot glue drys fast so make sure you place each piece carefully!

Hint: Place all the seashells on the frame first without glue.

In this step use the hot glue gun to place sea shells all over the frame. This part is tricky so take your time!

Turn the seashell over so the back side is facing you. Place hot glue around the rim of the seashell or any part which will be touching the frame. Place each seashell anywhere on the frame. But make sure to keep some room for the bigger sea glass!

Step 5: Hot Glue Sea Glass

TIP: Keep on eye protection and gloves.

Hint: Place all the sea glass on the frame first without glue. This helps so that all the sea glass fits perfectly.

In this step place sea glass on the rest of the frame. Using any side of the sea glass apply one small dot onto the piece and place onto the empty spaces of the frame. Try and fill in every space if you can. Not a problem if you can't.

Step 6: Fill in the Gaps

In this step fill in the gaps with the small seashells. Place a small dot of regular glue in the empty spaces and place the smaller sea glass pieces on top of the glue.

Step 7: Place Art in Frame

In this step place your art inside the frame and your done!!

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    6 months ago

    This looks really nice. I especially like the coloring effect that you get with the green glass.