Hanging Seashell Frame

By  Melony Bradley 

size: 16" long

  • Hanging Seashell Frame


  • Wooden frames, three 4-1/2”x5-1/2”
  • Wooden ovals, three 2”
  • Black cardstock
  • Seashells of choice
  • 7gypsies Silver Metal Ring Reinforcers, 12
  • Cotton rope, 2 yds.


  • Royal & Langnickel E-Z Run Transfers: Motivate Sentiments
  • Rubber stamps: script, botanical
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Lamp Black, Soft Blue, Burnt Umber, Antique White
  • Pigment ink: white, black
  • Paper trimmer
  • Drill with large drill bit
  • Aleenes: Original Tacky Glue, Liquid Fusion

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, measuring tape or ruler, paintbrushes, wax candle, sandpaper
  • 1. On covered work surface, paint frames Lamp Black. Paint wooden ovals Burnt Umber. When dry, rub surfaces randomly with wax candle. Paint frames Soft Blue and paint ovals Antique White. Let dry. Sand surface lightly to reveal distressed finish.
  • 2. Use drill and drill bit to drill four holes at sides of frames, lining placement of holes with top of frame opening. Use Liquid Fusion to glue metal reinforcers on drilled holes.
  • 3. Use botanical stamp and black pigment ink to stamp motif on front of frames in random pattern or as shown. Measure back opening of frame and use paper trimmer to cut black cardstock to fit three openings. Ink script stamp with white ink and stamp across black cardstock squares, covering completely.
  • 4. Follow manufacturer's instructions to apply rub-on sentiments on ovals.
  • 5. Cut rope into two one-yard lengths. Thread rope trim into drilled holes by starting at bottom frame and inserting rope from back of hole to front of frame. Continue going through second hole on same side and continue until all holes are threaded, linking frames together. Tie knot at bottom of rope to keep rope secure on bottom of bottom frame hole. Repeat for other side of frame. Tie rope ends together at top.
  • 6. Use Original Tacky Glue to glue ovals on bottom center of each frame. Use Liquid Fusion to glue shells on center of cardstock squares.