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It’s crazy that we’re already into August and I haven’t been to the beach once this year! Not even to walk the boardwalk, grab some soft serve, and play some mini-golf! So before summer completely slips away from us, I wanted to make a beachy project that’s perfect for showing off your summer memories.
I absolutely love taking pictures and would much rather be behind the camera than in front of it. My husband, as handsome as he is, also isn’t a huge fan of being in front of the camera. But sometimes I catch a candid moment that I just have to frame.
Take the photo I used in this project. We had gone down to the waterfront to take the dog for a sunny, beach walk. I had decided it was the perfect spot to snap a few pics for one of my Hello Nature posts. My husband knew I would be taking pictures, but there wasn’t much direction involved. The picture I took of him and Hunter walking on the boardwalk has become one of my favorites, so it needed to find a place to displayed in our home!
Since the photo was taken along the beach, I wanted to make a frame with a nautical feel to it. So I gathered some of my seashells (I have a ton from the beach and craft store) and small driftwood pieces, and picked up some braided rope and a glass clip picture frame at the craft store. One of my favorite places to display photos is the fridge, so I added magnets to the back of the frame for hanging. Now, every time I walk in the house, that’s where one of my favorite photos will be!
- Glass clip picture frame, 4×6
- Thin braided rope
- 3-4″ pieces of driftwood
- Magnet rounds
- Hot glue gun
- Remove clips and glass from frame. Add your favorite 4×6 photo to the picture, replace glass, and clips.
- Heat your glue gun. Begin gluing braided rope around the perimeter of the frame. Repeat with a second row of rope.
- Arrange pieces of driftwood and seashells where you want them on the frame. Then, hot glue them in place.
- When glue has dried, flip the frame over. Glue magnets to each corner of the frame. Allow glue to dry.
- Display your frame on any magnetic surface!
Did you make your own nautical picture frame inspired by this DIY? Share it with the hashtag #livinglavidadiy and tag me @lavidaholoka!
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