Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Etceteras: shell tacks

Last week I posted about all the shells I had found at the beach and the specimen board that I made.

I still have a jar full of shells and thought it would be fun to make some tacks with them.

These are just about the easiest thing to make. Just glue a thumb tack to the inside of the shell and let dry.

I cut some of my water color painting scraps, clippings and fabrics to pin to this small board. 

Now I can enjoy a bit of summer year round.



 
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8 comments :

  1. I love when pretty and functional meet. Clever, simple idea.

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  2. You have such nice style Carolyn. I love these and the way you used the twine- so simple, yet elegant.

    My best-Diane

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  3. Some of the simplest crafts are my favorites - what a fun way to use the shells you found.

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  4. Those came out so pretty and I just love the idea of having a little bit of summer all year long.

    I am a new follower from the Show and Tell linking party from Blue Cricket Designs. If you can, come by http://messforless.blogspot.com and say hi!

    Thanks!

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  5. I love these!
    Who would've thought they'd be so easy.....!

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