Sunday, April 24, 2011

30 Days of DIY: Day 21 ~ Tropical Shells!

As many of you know, I'm a tropical gal at heart, although I'm stuck in CO.  My living room is filled with jars and vases full of shells.  I spied a bag of these huge shells at the thrift store for $2 and wanted to make some more wall art!
All you need other than the shells at this point is a paintbrush, some newspaper, and acrylic paints.
I chose four colors that reminded me of the tropical oasis that was our beach bungalow in FL.
I applied two thick coats to each shell and let them dry overnight.
Next step is how to hang these suckers up!  If you're a loyal follower, you know I'm always making wall art out of some pretty random stuff and need to improvise on how to hang them up.  So I used my trusty floral wire, wire cutters, and E-6000.  Cut the desired length of wire and glue down the ends generously.  Let the glue dry overnight.
Here's the set of them!
And I hung them up on the little partial top ceiling thingy between the living room and kitchen.  The colors are much more vibrant than pictured here.
And there you have it!  A little bit of the tropics here in CO.  I hope you all love this and it inspires you!



  1. this is really cute! i've been a follower for a while and am really enjoying your 30 days of DIY posts. i'd love it if you could check out my blog at venturingintodiy.blogspot.com! and if you'd like to follow back that'd be lovely too. can't wait to see what you do next!

  2. Love the bright summery colors! Very fun!


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