Wednesday, October 26, 2016
hot glue gun and glue sticks
cloth or paper towel
Collect and Clean Seashells. If shells were collected from the beach, rinse thoroughly and allow to dry. If you aren't planning a trip to the coast, shells can be purchased at craft stores. Make sure to have enough small and medium sized shells to cover the entire mirror frame.
Attach Shells. Preheat hot glue gun. Working from inside of mirror frame, apply glue in small sections and press shells into hot glue. Hold in place until glue cools. Shells can be placed at random or in a pattern.
Cover Entire Frame. Continue to apply glue in small sections, pressing various sized shells into glue. Use small shells to fill in gaps between larger ones. Save large, decorative shells to apply last, so they will be most visible. Tip: A flat frame provides a smoother gluing surface for shells, but a decorative frame will give a fuller look.
Clean Frame and Mirror. Glue guns tend to leave strings of glue behind. To remove these, gently sweep them off using a stiff paint brush. Use a straight razor to remove glue from mirror surface. Wipe down mirror with window cleaner and hang.
A simple and coastal seashell mirror DIY. Try this great coastal DIY and turn your own seashore treasures into a beautiful seashell mirror.
PHOTO & DIY LINK CREDIT:
Friday, October 21, 2016
Creative Fall planters with pumpkins make a great Halloween or Fall front porch design.
Simple and classic Halloween decor for your coastal home. Mixing wicker baskets, pumpkins, pinecones and Fall fauna.
Fall & Halloween coastal outdoor decor we love. Try these easy coastal front porch design ideas for your Fall & Halloween decor.
Fall Tiered Planters
Classic coastal entry with swarm of bats decoration
Mummy Front Door
Coastal Halloween decor on front porch
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
E6000 adhesive (Don’t even try this with another glue. You’ll have wasted a lot of time.)
A small paintbrush.
Judykin’s Diamond Glaze
Various shells, sea glass, coral
Glue gun/glue sticks
Start by squeezing a bit of E6000 onto a piece of foil. Just dab a shell into the E6000, really just a little is all it takes. Squeeze a couple of dots of hot glue on top of the E6000. Press to your figurine for a few seconds. The E6000 forms the permanent bond, the hot glue forms the “fast bond”. Alone, the silicone based E6000 will slide around, but not when topped with the hot glue.
Add layers and fill in the spots.
Next. You’ll have spider web strands of glue everywhere. But did you know if you hit it with a blow dryer they disappear
Lastly add Judykin’s Diamond Glaze. It’s a very thin, very clear(non-yellowing) adhesive/top coat. It insures it will all stay together. Drip some out of the bottle, and spread out with the paintbrush. Work in small areas, letting dry in between.
You are all finished, stand back and admire your creation.
A coastal DIY for the shell collector. Put all those beautiful seashore treasures to use with this lovely seashell bust DIY.
DIY LINK & PHOTO CREDITS:
Seashell Bust DIY by etsychristmasinjuly.wordpress.com