Exhibit the life aquatic in plastic cubes. Just pop in a few of your favorite beach finds and change the display around as the mood strikes you. This mini gallery will keep sea treasures free of dust and give them a safe harbor, away from children's hands.
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As a Journal Decoration
Glue a flat shell or a starfish to a fabric-covered notebook and it’s perfect for chronicling adventures and collecting photos from a seaside holiday.
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While your fireplace is on hiatus, take a shell (the largest one shown is a resin replica) and fill it with succulents planted in the appropriate kind of potting soil. Water sparingly and only when the soil is dry.
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As Pinch Pots
Next time you throw a summery, al fresco dinner party, serve your seasonings on the half shell. These found objects transform into elegant vessels for coarse sea salt and ground pepper.
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As a Mirror Frame
Here's how to do it:
Step 1: Gather your supplies: a framed mirror, craft glue, a paintbrush, and seashells of various kinds and sizes. Repeating similarly shaped elements, such as sand dollars or sea urchins, and using a limited palette will make the piece look harmonious.
Step 2: Place the larger pieces on the frame first, then fill in with the smaller ones. Applying the craft glue to the shells with a paintbrush makes it easier to be precise on uneven contours.
Step 3: Hang the mirror using a picture hook and a hammer, or lean it on top of a dresser, on a table in a hallway, or anywhere else you would like to see a seascape.