DIY Summer Photo Frame |Keeping it Real

Monday, August 3, 2015

DIY Summer Photo Frame

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. 

DIY summer photo frame

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. 

DIY summer photo frame


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: 

DIY summer photo frame

And right after painting:

DIY summer photo frame

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. 

DIY summer photo frame

DIY summer photo frame

DIY summer photo frame

DIY summer photo frame

Here is the finished frame: 

DIY summer photo 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!

DIY summer photo frame

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!



40 comments:

  1. What a fun project! We're minutes from the ocean now - I should make one of these! Thanks sharing such a cute idea :) Visiting from Making Memories Mondays!

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    1. It's also a great project to make with kids, so you may want to put that on your list for the future! Thank you for stopping by!

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  2. I love the way you decorated and painted this frame. Thanks for sharing it at our cooking and Crafting with J & J party this week.

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    1. Thank you Julie. Actually, to paint it I "stole" my daughter's kid paints for Ikea, but don't tell anyone, because I think the color looks great!

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  3. This is so cute! I love how this turned out!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  4. Love the seashell frame, the kids can put their collection of shells on a picture of them on vacation at the shore. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  5. Your frame looks lovely! My favorite color too, and this is a cool and fun project for the kids to make! Thank you for sharing at #OMHGWW! I hope to see you next week!

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  6. That's so sweet, a great way to use shells the kids collect on holiday.

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    1. So true...though I have so many shells saved I probably could open a production line for these frames...thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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  7. This is beautiful !!! We love anything beach. I can see our beautiful beach pictures here. Visiting from Home Matters.

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    1. Thank you Rebecca! Have a great weekend!

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  8. What a great project! This would be so fun for remembering a wonderful beach trip :) Thanks for sharing your post at Together on Tuesdays!!!

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  9. I need to have the kids collect some shells from the beach and make one of these for their grandma!

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    1. It's a lovely idea! Thank you for stopping by!

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  10. Teresa, this is so pretty and I love the picture you put in it. That shade of blue is perfect for the theme. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Come back and leave a comment on http://www.sewtravelinspired.com/home/snickerdoodle-sunday-linky-party-93 telling us where you are from. It will be so much fun finding out where in the world are part goers are from.

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    1. Done! Thank you for stopping by and reminding me Maria!

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  11. I love all things coastal and your frame looks great! Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  12. This is adorable!! I have so many sea shells that I could make a whole bunch of these!! Thanks for linking up at Pin Worthy Wednesday!!

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    1. Me too...and I may still make more, though now we are in the middle of repainting the living room and the house is a mess...maybe after the summer...anyway, thank you for stopping by!

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  13. Cute! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for bringing such amazing creations to our party. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm because we LOVE to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thank you Kimberly! and thanks for the reminder about the party! Linked up already!

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  14. Cute frame! It would go perfectly with my master bathroom decor! :-) Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!

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    1. I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for stopping by!

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  15. This is just as cute, if not more so, than all the picture frames they sell in the beachside souvenir shops. What's even better is that yours is so much cheaper and you get the fun of making it yourself! Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday!
    xoxo
    Lisa

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    1. So true! Thank you for stopping by Lisa!

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  16. Super cute!! Thanks for linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday Link Party!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Love partying with you!! Pinned!

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    1. Thank you Elaine. I've linked up to this week's party already!

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  17. Great DIY! Thanks for sharing at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

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