My daughter and I had so much fun making these frames together! I have been making these and giving them as gifts for years. We will be giving them as gifts for mother’s and father’s day this year. I was both shocked and proud of how beautifully my daughter’s turned out — she’s only 2.5!
This was just the start of this years production. We will be finishing these and making more. We will then add photos to the one’s I make, and add hand prints and/or footprints to the one’s she makes. My husband and all of my daughters grandma’s and grandpa’s are going to love them!
- Shells [I use shell lei’s and shells from craft stores.]
- Frames [raw wood or finished.]
- Crafting Glue of choice for use with shells & wood.
- Acrylic wood sealer or colored acrylic paint. [Optional for raw wood frames.]
- Photo’s, hand prints, foot prints, or your child’s art to fill the frames.
- Assemble all materials.
- If using raw wood sand first. [Raw wood options:You can paint with acrylic wood sealer or colored acrylic paint and allow to dry before applying glue and shells if you wish. Or, you can paint a sealer on top of the wood and the shells when the glue is completely dry.]
- Place glue around the frame.
- Arrange shells any way you like by placing them in the glue on the frame. Get creative with shells and glue patterns used.
- Allow glue to dry.
- Place photo’s, foot print’s, hand prints, or your children’s artwork inside.
- Give as gifts or enjoy for yourself!
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