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Coastal DIY Beach Specimen Display Shadow Box

Coastal DIY Beach Specimen Display Shadow Box

SUPPLIES YOU NEED:

Beach specimen such as shells, driftwood, and seaweed. If you won’t make it to the beach this summer, you can purchase most of these things at a craft store!
Shadow box frame (I got mine at a craft store)
Card stock
Embroidery thread and needle

Glue gun and hot glue

DIRECTIONS:

First, cut your card stock so that it fits snugly in your shadow box frame. If you’re using embroidery thread like I did, flip the card stock over and add little dots or lines as a guide for where you’d like to place the thread.

Use a needle and thread to embroider your card stock. I made tiny x-shapes and uneven lines. I wanted to keep this feeling irregular and raw.

Next, arrange your specimen on your card stock however you’d like. Play around with different placements until you find one that feels just right!

Finally, glue your arrangement in place using hot glue, and insert the card stock into the shadow box. You’re all set!

 

Coastal DIY for all those cool coastal beach treasures found along the seashore. Seaside coastal decor DIY you will love.

 

Photo Credit & DIY Link:

Coastal Specimen Shadow Box DIY by Free People

Crab Cake Bites

Parmesan-Crusted Crab Cake Bites
12 servings. Hands-on time, 18 minutes. Total time, 48 minutes.
6 oz. fresh lump crabmeat, drained (I used Bay Beyond Backfin Lump Crabmeat)
2 (3 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
3 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
¾ tsp. Old Bay seasoning (I used Cheasapeake Bay seasoning)
½ tsp. lemon zest
1 egg yolk
1 ½ Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 ¼ cup Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
¼ cup butter, melted
Chive Aioli

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease 2 (12-cup) miniature muffin pans. (I used a 24 cup mini muffin pan). Pick crabmeat, removing any bits of shell.
Stir cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth. Add 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese and next 6 ingredients, stir until smooth. Fold in crabmeat and parsley.

Combine remaining 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, and melted butter in a medium bowl, toss with fork until breadcrumbs are moistened.
Spoon 1 Tbsp. breadcrumb mixture into each muffin cup, press into bottom and up sides to form crust. Spoon 1 Tbsp. crab mixture into each crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool in pans 5 minutes. Run a knife around edges of crab cakes to loosen, gently lift cakes from pan. Serve warm or at room temperature topped with Chive Aioli.

Chive Aioli
Makes ½ cup. Prepare up to a day in advance, cover & chill.
½ cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, pressed.
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover & chill.

Recipes from Our Boat House to yours. From the galley, coastal recipes for your coastal lifestyle.

Recipe Credit:

Crab Cake Bites by Home Is Where The Boat Is

Bar Cart by Society Social

MATERIALS NEEDED:

Old Rattan Cart (found at garage sale)

Drop Cloth

Sanding Block

Rag

2 Cans of Spray Paint – RUST-OLEUM 2 x Ultra Cover in Gloss Navy Blue

Painter’s Tape

STEPS:

Lightly sand down the rattan then wipe off dust.  

Cover wheels with painter’s tape to protect from spray paint.  

Shake spray paint can vigorously and begin to spray rattan.  Continuously move spray over surface in broad strokes to avoid excess paint and drips.

Allow first coat to dry for about 30-45 mins.  Then turn cart upside down and paint any missed spots.  

Apply second coat of spray paint, turning cart as needed.  Expect to use 1 can and 3/4 of second can.  Allow to dry 1-2 hours before moving inside.

Before & After Bar Cart DIY

A coastal DIY to try before the holidays sneak up on you. Coastal bar cart painted in nautical navy is perfect for entertaining.

PHOTO & DIY CREDITS :

Bar Cart by Society Social

DIY by Pender and Peony

Soooooooooo beautiful!!! I love it!!!
-   2 months ago -
Love the beauty of seaglass,what a fantastic way to display it!!!! An love the ombre effect!!!
-   4 months ago -
LOVE THESE KITCHENS
-   4 months ago -
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