We are just back from the beach, and I’m helping a client plan a mermaid party, so I’m all about sand and surf inspiration right now. I made these little shell art pieces for my daughters’ beach themed room makeover, but think they’d also be fun on a dessert table or as a party craft or even as a party favor.
It just doesn’t get any easier than this project. First you paint, then you glue. And it’s inexpensive, too — my total cost was $24.
- Shells (My most expensive shell was $4.)
- 6″ square wood canvas (I got mine at WalMart for $3 each.)
- E6000 glue (Find this in the WalMart craft aisle.)
- Acrylic paint (I used Plaid’s “laguna.”)
- Foam brush
Paint your canvas. Let dry. Glue on shells. Let dry. (See? I told you. Super easy.)
I love it just my colors and theme, but I don’t need anything else, or I would copy your idea. By the way Michael’s has a big deal going on with their canvas.
Hi Diane! Love to hear that: copying ideas is what I’m here for!
That is so pretty,great job ma’am.
Love this idea!! I was wondering if I could use hot glue gun to stick the shells on the canvases? Or It won’t stay on? Can’t wait to make some!! Thanks!
Hi Ellen – From my research, shells need specialty glue. Good luck with your project!
I have tons of awesome shells but cant bring myself to put glue on them. So I have just started,making temporary arrangements and taking pictures of them. Your shells in blue background are gorgeous
Photos are a great idea!
Silly question but where do I purchase shells?
Hi – It’s not a silly question! Obviously, you can buy or find them on a beach vacation, which is what we did. But you also can buy them in craft stores like Hobby Lobby. Good luck with your project!