This seashell frame craft uses just a few simple materials, and is made with craft sticks. It’s a good project to do with kids too. Then just add a photo or your art.
Things you will need
Craft glue or a glue gun
4 craft sticks
Acrylic paint (if you want to paint the sticks)…
otherwise leave them the natural color
A variety of small seashells
Beads or sequins – (optional, not shown)
Photo or picture to put in the frame
This will make a square shaped frame, so keep it in mind when you choose your photo or art. You will probably have to cut it to size a little.
First, assemble the 4 craft sticks (like popsicle sticks) together so they form the frame, then glue them in place. If you’re going to paint it, do it next. But I think having the natural look is nicer, since the shells have a natural look.
Then just glue the shells on in whatever way you’d like. If you have little areas that are empty, you could glue in small beads or sequins. You could also squirt on dots of that 3-dimensional craft paint. Let everything dry.
Then trace the outer edge of the frame onto your picture, so it fits correctly. Sometimes I have a nice greeting card that I want to keep, and I put it in a small frame. Or you may have something from an old calendar. Anything with a water theme goes well with a seashell frame.
Cut out out your picture and glue it onto the back of the frame. You can also glue on a picture hanger or pop top from a can. This is a very simple project for elderly to do. Although if using very small pieces like beads, some people may need a little help.
Editor’s Note: Be sure to also see Picture Frame Crafts.