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Seashell Picture Frame DIY

Seashells, Apple Barrel, and Mod Podge transform simple wood frames into fun family keepsakes.
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Supplies

Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 2 oz.
Item #20503
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Cloudless, 2 oz.
Item #20741
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Apricot, 2 oz.
Item #20764
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Cranberry, 2 oz.
Item #21380
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Granite Gray, 2 oz.
Item #21392
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Lime Tree, 2 oz.
Item #21476
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bimini Blue, 2 oz.
Item #21482
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Admiral Blue, 2 oz.
Item #21484
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Crisp Green, 2 oz.
Item #21890
Apple Barrel Colors ® are the crafter's choice for quality, selection and value. This all-purpose acrylic craft paint is waterbased, non-toxic and dries to a durable finish. Suitable for most paintable surfaces: wood, plaster, tin, craft foam, Styrofoam, terra cotta, and more. Deep, rich tones dry to a soft matte sheen. Easy soap and water clean-up.

$0.99

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Angle Brush Set, 5 pc.
Item #44277
This set has all of your angles covered! Five different sizes ensures that you can paint as large or as detailed as you want.

$5.99

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Frames - Medium Memory Frame with Easel Back
Item #96286
Plaid Wood Surfaces are ready to paint, stain, decoupage, woodburn or embellish. Create unique items for yourself or to give as gifts.

$3.99

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$7.29

Other Supplies
Mixed seashells
Extra fine glitter crystal
Hot glue
Drinking straw
Sandpaper

Instructions

  1. Basecoat the frame with Granite Gray. Rub petroleum jelly along the edges.
  2. Paint the frame with White. When the frame is dry gently rub the edges with sandpaper.
  3. Paint the dipped shells with Cranberry and Apricot.
  4. Paint the small shells with Cloudless and dry brush Bimini Blue along the edges.
  5. Paint the top of the swirl shells with Lime Tree. Paint the bottom half with Crisp Green. Blend the greens where the meet to create an ombre look.
  6. Basecoat the larger shells with Admiral Blue. When the paint is dry add small drops of Lime Tree and Bimini Blue. Blow the paint with the straw to create a tie-dye look. You can add a little water to make the paint move better.
  7. Hot glue the shells to the frame.
  8. Add Mod Podge in between the shells and sprinkle with the crystal glitter.
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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