Don't worry, there are ways to display all those tiny treasures without making your house look like a tacky beach condo! Take a hint from the following ideas and add a little summer fun to your home!
Spray paint different types of shells a matching color and mount them on framed fabric.
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For a subtle touch of summer, add a couple of pretty shells to your desk decor. (I think I have a really pretty one that would be perfect for this)
Display your larger shells on cake stands.
I love these empty muscle shells piled in a fireplace with candles!
So coastal cottage!
Fill a big cylinder glass vase with your fav shells and display them on a bookshelf. (My parents used to display a vase filled will beautiful shells from their honeymoon, and when I was little, I remember loving to look at each one)
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For a more carefree look, pile a bunch of mix matched shells on a stack of books. Perfect for a side table or coffee table! (prob not a good idea if you have small children)
I highly recommend checking out the link below! It's a great tutorial showing you how to make shell topped bottles.
|The Blessed Nest|
Now for a little DIY of my own...
Of course our favorite shell to find is the sand dollar, and I came across a couple in my room the other day and decided they would look perfect hanging on my wall.
I used a frameless picture frame from Ikea, wrapped the fabric around, quickly secured it with tape (was in a hurry), then clipped on the metal hooks. After that I hot glued the sand dollars directly to the linen. (Make sure to pull the edges tight and fold the corners neatly)
My parents have soooo many sand dollars, so I told my mom that she needed to do something similar in her master bath. It would be really pretty to have them mounted in shadow boxes and displayed on a gallery wall.
Kind of like this:
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I hope everyone enjoys their 4th of July weekend!
I know I will because tomorrow I'm going to the beach!