When we go on vacation at the beach, one of our favorite things to do is hunt and find seashells. The only problem is that we get home, and I have tons of seashells and don’t have any idea what to do with them! Recently I decided I wanted to turn some of my shells into some pretty art for my bathroom and bedroom, since they’re themed around nautical elements, but I didn’t quite know how I’d do it. I was walking the craft aisles at Walmart, and I saw these cute, mini wrapped canvases, and instantly knew what I wanted to make!
This Easy Seashell Canvas Art is so simple, it will take you no time to make! I left my canvases white, because it matched my decor better, but you could always paint them a color before attaching the shell if that’s the look you wanted to go for.
Four-Pack of Mini Square wrapped canvases
Hot glue gun
To start your Easy Seashell Canvas Art, you will need to first wash all the sand and dirt from your shells. Rinse them well, and rub them with your fingers to get any of the grit off them. Use a paper towel to dry them completely before moving onto the next step. Plug in your hot glue gun and let it start warming up.
Next, you will use your hot glue gun to run a thin line of glue along the backside of the shells, one at a time. Be sure to get glue on every edge. After applying the glue, quickly, but carefully, press the seashell down into the center of your canvas. Allow it to dry for two minutes before moving the canvas.
Repeat those steps until you have all your Easy Seashell Canvas Art finished. Hang on a nail in the wall, or sit them on a shelf. They look cute with any beach-themed decor. These would also make a cute gift to give for birthdays or Christmas!
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