I've had this old Ikea picture/frame stashed away under the bed for quite a while, waiting for inspiration.
Anyway, I took it apart, darned thing had like a hundred staples in the back, oh, and note to self: "don't take on such finicky craft projects the day after you have your nails done!" Oh, well....
|Hmmm. Where's the iron?|
Then started to experiment on different arrangements of sand dollars and shells.
I added a little Lepage white glue as well.
I found the pretty little sand dollars at the thrift store and paid a whopping 1$ for a bag of 50!
The larger ones are from a friend who collected them in White Rock, B.C.
I found the perfect letters to use in my suitcase of miscellaneous paper goodies!
The Mussel shell and pearl just had to be added. They are a reminder to me of a very special gift my son gave me for my birthday a few weeks ago...The shell is part of my gift . When I opened it, it contained a single pearl (hidden in some goooooey stuff) which was then washed and placed in a pretty rose shaped silver necklace. My 24 year old son has grown into a sensitive sweet man. He said: " Mom, I know how much you love the ocean and everything from it, and I know you love your garden and all your flowers, so, I thought this was the perfect gift for you! I love you Mom." Followed by: "DO YOU LIKE IT?" with the excitement of an 8 year old boy in his voice!!!! He is indeed my most precious treasure.
Isn't it pretty?! I just LOVE it! And the thought he put into it!
Thank you my sweet
boy young man!
Anyway, enough of that, back to the task at hand
I added some "turtle shell finish" tacks in the corners both because I liked the look and because they cover the hot glue bumps. :)
So into the frame they go.....
...and on the wall in the hallway.....
I love the finished product!