Originally I had intended to finish this project in time to participate in the July Craft Challenge over at 2 Crochet Hooks, but, as usual, life got in the way and I never managed to complete it in time.
This weekend, in between painting the living room and taking the kids to the beach for a while, I put on my list of chores to finish a series of projects that have been pending for a while, and this one was one of them.
It's a simple wood photo frame that I got at at dollar store, painted in a summery shade of blue. If almost forgot to take a picture of the original frame, but this is how it looked when I was already prepping it to be painted:
And right after painting:
Then I searched through the box of shells we've collected over the past few years (it's one of my daughter's favorite activities at the beach) and selected a few to glue on the frame.
Here is the finished frame:
For now, it holds the a photo my husband took eleven years ago out of a hotel balcony on our last summer vacation before we got married. But I can't wait to replace it with a family picture taken this summer!
Anyway, this is a simple project that anyone can do (in my experience, children love to create and embellish photo frames) and it's a wonderful way to save and display all those awesome summer memories.
Have a great week!