Tuesday, August 5, 2014

SEA SHELL DISPLAY STANDS

I have seen some awesome shell display stands for sale and I always think they are so pretty.  Pretty...but expensive.  The more I looked at them, the more I decided they were unnecessarily expensive.  You know me.....I decided to make my own.
 This was just too easy and it took me about an hour, including painting and cost under $5.00 to make all three.  I had a few wooden pieces in different shapes.  They come like this at your craft store....
I gathered some of my favorite shells, along with the wooden shapes and some wooden dowel rods.
I cut the dowel rods to the desired lengths and fit them into the stands.  Then I just poked the shells on top to see how they looked and adjusted accordingly.
Seemed just right to me, so I hit them with some of my favorite spray and primer in one.
I did not glue the dowel rods in, nor did I glue the shells on top.  (I might want to change them out from time to time.)
Pretty, don't you think?  
I found this one online for $30.49 and it's not even a real shell. Hmmm.....


So, if you have something pretty you want to display or maybe even a collection of prettiness that needs more focus, give these a try.  Way too easy and perfect for my ocean themed master bedroom.
Oh...and that gorgeous beachy water color was painted for me by my talented and dear friend Judy.  In fact she painted two pictures for my master bedroom.  There is nothing that woman cannot do!
Thank you Judy!
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20 comments:

  1. Of course you made a craft project which can be repurposed - it wouldn't be you if you didn't. Love this idea = I have seen those expensive ones in decor stores. They are the perfect accessory for the lovely art by Judy.

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  2. Genius and very pretty shells, Danni ! And I like yours much more than the $30.49 pieces {which of course is a fortune when converted to Rands!}

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  3. Fab idea and the stands would be perfect for holidays to change decor up. Judy is amazing, seriously why isn't she blogging??

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  4. You wouldn't believe that I've been looking for "stands" to display some overly large burgundy snail shells, too! I've been gong into craft stores looking for bases and leaving with nothing. So disappointing for me but you never fail to come up with a way to implement your wonderful ideas. Love how they look and it makes sense not to have them permanently attached. Now I'll have to re-think what I want to do. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. This is so great, Danni! I have never seen sea shells displayed like this and I simply love it! It's wonderful seeing your creations, my friend. You and your cleverness are a delight to the blogging community :)

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  6. Of course you made these for pennies. It's what you do! Genius idea not to glue them but again, so Danni.
    Judy is a love. Don't you feel good surrounded by things made for you out of love?

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  7. Ooh! Ooh! this is fabulous! Looks so chic and expensive. Oh, queen of decor, thank you for another great idea!

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  8. Not only are you talented and creative, Judy is in aces as well. When is she going to decide to start her own blog. Love the shells on a stand and I adore the painting.

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  9. I love this idea and I love Judy's painting, and I would love it if y'all could blog together. It would be AWESOME!!

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  10. What a great idea. I love that you didn't glue anything for a quick re-do! You are one smart cookie with an amazingly talented friend.

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  11. I love anything to do with shells and this idea is so fun. Love that they're only temporary and can be changed up so easily. They go perfectly with last fabulous blue wall colour, and Judy's amazing painting.

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  12. Under an hour??? $30.49???? Not even a real shell??? Danni, you the easy queen and I'm gettin in line to take lessons. They are so pretty. Perfect for your coastal inspired room!!

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  13. Tinker toys! Yep, I have kids:-) I love this project Danni! Easy and pretty! And thrifty of course! And Judy is very talented too. Hope you're doing well. Miss you!

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  14. I'm just helping a friend do beach theme in her home and this idea would be perfect! I like your knock off better than the expensive one, too. Pinning

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  15. I like that you state you can customize these to whatever you like. So for me I could showcase my love of....fabric swatches? :) You did a great job on these.

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  16. This is a great way to display your treasures. It's nice to be able to see it from all angles when in it's in the air like that.
    Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party!

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  17. A great project to share at Make It Monday, Danni. I can envision several things on their own display stand.

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