Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sea Glass Monogram Tutorial

I am in the process of putting together my summer mantle - yay!!  Here's my first project for my display.  I started with this picture frame, which was one of my GoodWill finds a few months ago.  It didn't come with glass, so I have been saving it to use in a 3D Artwork project.  I painted it white a long time ago, and put it aside - I knew I would use it eventually!

I decided I would use burlap for the backdrop, but I wanted to add something to it.  Stripes seemed to be the thing, so I just taped these off and painted between the tape.

I remembered that I had this little set of shells, sand and faux seaglass that I had stashed in a closet.  I wasn't sure whether or not I would use the shells or glass, so I just played around with it until I decided on doing a monogrammed H.

Once I had it all laid out, I adhered the glass with some hot glue - super easy - it only took me like 5 minutes to glue everything down.

Here's the final product - I love it!!  So beachy!  I can't wait to see how it looks with the rest of the mantle!

Till tomorrow!  Can't wait to share my Friday I'm in Love favorites with you!


  1. that looks beautiful! love the colors and the stripes!

  2. I love that you painted stripes on the burlap for a backdrop!