Friday, March 23, 2012

Displaying a Shell Collection

It was by a super cold lake not the beaches of Hawaii, but they are still shells. And if there are shells, then my children must pick them up, put them in every pocket of every garment they are wearing, forget about them, then remember then, claim they are incredibly important and demand to do a "work" with said shells.



My son's shells are on chalkboard in the navy frame, my daughters are on the pink paper, in the pink frame in the shape of a heart. No surprise there:)



This was part of our spray paint marathon. Also, I just want to put out there, that when I craft it is with my kids, so I would not have chosen the neon pink backing in the pink frame, but there is only so much arguing over a craft project I'm willing to engage in with a four year old:)

Oh, of course given the colors, these projects wound up here, in our spring mantle.


I link to these awesome parties:
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23 comments:

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Very cute display!

Barrett Family said...

Such a great idea to display the kiddos collections!

XO

SSM said...

The pink heart is adorable, Jessica.

Enjoy your day.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love this idea! we have so many little shells my kids collect... i think we will try this this summer. pinning!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Really cool project- and I love your colorful painting over the mantel.
Lovely to find your blog!

Kim Wilson said...

Cute! What a fun project for a kids room! I really should let me kids do some for their rooms! I'm soooo loving your rainbow artwork on the mantel! Did you do that also?

Amy - while wearing heels said...

What a fun craft for the kids to help with. I can't to see what other spray paint projects you'll have in the future...you are hooked, aren't you?

amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

I love that you craft with them -- we're all artists until we grow up. :)
Happy Weekend!

Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

Great project and they look beautiful on your mantle! I love the idea of letting the kids make some decorations!

momto8 said...

love the art work!! looks perfect on your mantel.

Christine said...

"but there is only so much arguing over a craft project I'm willing to engage in with a four year old"- I can so relate! LOL I do love your mantle though, did you make the art piece hanging above?

Christine

www.firsthomelovelife.com

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh you have captured my "heart". Well done!

Debbiedoo's said...

Very cute...and colorful too! thanks so much for sharing with the newbie party.

Andrea said...

Love this idea. We are headed to the beach next week and I will be sure to let the kids bring home tons of shells. Thanks for the inspiration.

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Very cute for the kiddos. I love any kind of shell!

The Prudent Homemaker said...

I love your mantel! My children would love that project; there are no shells here in the desert; just rocks! I have 2 who love pink, and one of them loves hearts, too. She would love your daughter's choices!

The Bold Abode said...

It's wonderful! I love the pink on pink...and when they choose it, there is no sense in arguing, is there? How sweet!

Sherry said...

You have a lovely collection! I found you on Debbiedoos and I'm now a follower; would love for you to do the same. Tx

Tisha said...

Beautiful! I love the heart. I need to turn my daughter loose with the glue gun and her shell collection! Thanks for the inspiration.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Very good idea. This looks so pretty. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. I am visiting u via Wow Us Wednesdays.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

another beautifully simple project...thanks so much for linking up to the party. :)

michele said...

this is sooooo up my alley. prob my favorite thing to collect. stop by anytime for a visit: http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/03/go-ask-alice-kate-towers.html

smiles.

michele

Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage said...

That's right - gotta pick your battles with 4 year olds!!

Such a cute way to remember all the shells picked up on the beach!

Another great Cinch project - thanks for linking up.
Kelly

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