Use left over scraps of wood and any collected shells to make a nice plaque for your walls. Also uses craft paints, stencil, and tile grout.
Approximate Time: Can be done in one day, but might take 2 days
This can be made any size and shape you would like. Start with small pieces of thin wood, or fiberboard.
By Susan from Mulberry, FL
This is such a great idea...especially using the stencils and the tile grout. I would have never have thought of that. I can see Christmas presents coming out of this, too. Thank you so much.
I just wanted to tell how beautiful this craft is. Good job. Well done.
These are beautiful!! I absolutely love shells and stuff from the ocean anyway, and the grout and stencil thing was rather unique I thought!! Like the British say, Good show!!
I am dazzled! But how does the tile grout hold up? Is it pretty tough?
Thanks everyone for the great comments. It is a very easy project and you can make it rustic or elegant.
The grout is the premixed type you buy in Home Depot. It is very sturdy and drys very fast. I had some left over from a floor tile project.
I saw little plaques like this in one of the department stores, but they were just pictures on the wood, and I thought why not use real shells, and it came out very good.
They would make great gifts, use your imagination and personalize them.
I did a version of this last year, and put it up in my office. I added live vines, and ferns, and put multiple coats of white paint on them. The leaves were preserved, and cool accent gold/brown colors seeped up thru the paint for nice natural touch.
I used a vine that had wrapped itself around a small pipe, and it held the spiral shape. It got more positive comments than my oil paintings!
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