Look what I can do!
This is the topic of this week’s Style Me Bloggers post. And I had great intentions of sewing all sorts of new things (pillow covers such as this one or this one or any of these (I even have that fabric in that print!) to name one) for this post. But alas, I’ve been so busy with getting ready for the new Homeschool Conference season; and of course, homeschooling; getting my new blog up and running; and let’s not forget my regular duties of being a mom and wife (housework!) that I’ve not done a lot of creative things. The ONE thing that I did make time to do is make these little picture frames. Months ago, in the fall, I had sorted my large shell collection and had planned on making a shell framed mirror like this one. But I had a problem. I didn’t have a mirror. And I also didn’t think I had enough shells to adequately cover a mirror. I was browsing in Goodwill one day and came across two simple wood picture frames. Simple because the wood was flat and unadorned. For $0.99 I snapped them up. And then they sat, in my son’s room, waiting for me to use them. FINALLY, I got around to painting them white when we painted the bookcase (future post on that). And then FINALLY I got around to hot gluing the shells on. I t didn’t take long and it wasn’t a difficult project. I just never made the time! I used all different kinds of shells, shark’s teeth, a crab’s claw and shell, bits of coral and even a piece of driftwood!
I really like how they turned out. They match our nautical theme nicely. Now I just need to add some photos to them!
If you want to see what the other Style Me Bloggers have made scroll back up to the top and click on each blog’s link.