Hey! I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend! We had so much fun with lots of family together time.
K, so it’s that time of the month again (no, not that time…) Today’s the day for another FabuLESS post over at Or So She Says! I’m really loving the project I made this month, so I’d love it if you’d stop by and take a look!
What in the world do you think I did with this brassy beauty?
And, for your viewing pleasure, here is my FabuLESS post from last month:
Vacation Sand Art
My absolute favorite place on the planet is the beach. I love the sun, I love the surf, and I love having my toes in the sand. Instead of buying expensive souvenirs on our trips, I collect the sand from every beach we go to. It’s like memories in a bottle, right? For free!
I’ve wanted to display our sand collection in a special way. The sand has just sat in plastic water bottles on a shelf (super chic, I know!!)…until now!
Today I’m going to show you how to get that sand
off the shelf
and turn it into expensive “art” for your home.
First thing’s first…grab some picture frames. I chose white frames from Ikea that only cost $1.99 each! (Don’t want to spend any money? Shop your house for unused picture frames. Either spray paint them all one color or leave them as is.)
Now gather a few supplies:
*Mod Podge or glue
*poster board or card stock
*a piece of paper cut into a “wave” pattern
*disposable container (I used the bottom half of a plastic cup)
*Remove the glass from your frame. (Save it for another project!) Using your picture frame as a guide, cut a piece of poster board to fit inside the frame.
*Trace the “wave” pattern onto the poster board.
*Mix equal parts sand and glue to make a sand paste.
*Using the foam brush, paint the sand mixture onto the board. Let it dry completely.
Your picture should look like this once it is dry:
*Once it is totally dry, place your sand art into the frame, and close the back. I wrote where the sand came from in pencil on the picture mat.
*Display your beautiful sand collection…hang it on a gallery wall, put a frame next to your bed…some place where you can see it and remember your “fun in the sun” good times.
Our office has a beach look goin’ on, so I placed our collection on the wall with a picture The Hubs took when we were vacationing in Mexico.
I love that this project is
1. Super Easy
2. Totally Personal
4. Completely versatile
Who says your souvenirs have to cost a ton of money? They don’t.
They only have to feel priceless.
Do you have an usual collection? How have you displayed it? Leave a comment and let me know!