I love working on coastal crafts for the house. My home decor style is very coastal, so I couldn’t wait to get started on a new craft that I’ve been wanting to do for awhile now – a DIY shell specimen wall art project. These are so pretty and so simple to do, I had mine done in a couple hours.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY shell wall art:
- Unfinished Wood Shadow Box
- White Chalk Paint
- Light Green Chalk Paint
- Hot Glue Gun
- Paint Brush
I started off by painting my shadow box white. I did a total of two coats letting each coat dry 20 minutes.
After the white paint had dried, I lightly dry brushed on my light green paint. I wanted it to have an aged feel.
Then I used a high temp glue gun for this project. I laid out my shells, until I found the order that I wanted.
I had it finished in a couple minutes! See how simple it was to make and they will make a statement on the wall for sure.
You can add a metal hanger on the back to hang on the wall, but I always like to use command strips when hanging projects like this. They are super easy to use and hang.
I did a similar project a couple years ago using an old pallet and starfish, a DIY Beachy Wall Art.
Now you have some great artwork for the house, enjoy!
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Courtney from Crafts by Courtney is a mommy to three great boys (who keep her busy) and wife to a loving husband. Crafts by Courtney is where she makes easy-to-follow craft tutorials and posts all the do-it-yourself parties she’s created! Crafting has always been a big part of Courtney’s life since she was a child, and some of her favorite childhood memories are crafting with her mother and sister.