Monday, July 2, 2012

Seashell Mementos (Part II)

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I pondered how to keep a sea shell collection special before.  While browsing the aisle of my local Family Dollar, I came across some frames that I though just might work for Catherine's first shell collection!

I purchased two of these white square shadow boxes that were meant to be completed home decor pieces (they had bird tiles inside).  At two bucks a piece, I thought they were "steals"!  They are made from wood composite, but the detailing looks very nice and the bright white is perfect for a shell collection!

I pried the back off using a butter knife.  Then I arranged Catherine's shells.  (If you try this, keep in mind that the shells will shift when it's upright, so hold the back in place and lift it up a couple of times!)  I reattached the back--using glue and tape because I managed to mangle the teeny tiny brads and didn't have any replacements.

I added Catherine's name, age, place, and time of visit to the back and it is already to hang on the wall!

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  1. this is awesome! I would be so grateful if you would share this at Mom's Library! thanks for sharing.

  2. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from DIY by Design. Woud love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Wishing you a grand 4th. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. I like this idea! Great job. :)


  4. That would be great with shells after the beach ;) Thanks for sharing on True Aim. Newest GFC follower. Love for you to return the follow.

  5. Great idea to display those sea shell treasures!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. Great project! thanks for linking up at Wow Us Wednesday!

  7. That's awesome, sis! Can't wait to see it!! :)

  8. This is really lovely! It's a great way to save those memories!

  9. What a great idea! My kids love to collect things, but I never know where to put them.

    I'm hosting my first linky party "One Creative Weekend" at I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea or anything else you'd like to share.

  10. So much better than keeping them in a sock drawer:)

  11. Great find! I really love the idea of displaying children's collections. It would also be fun to put some letters on the glass. you could get rub on ones and put her name on it our a neat phrase. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!


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