A Coastal Christmas Gift With Maps and Shells

I love to move on holiday someplace near the sea. In fact all my favourite locations in the international are coastal ones. On my remaining excursion I picked up a few cute massive shells at the seashore. I have already made some shell dishes this 12 months. However, this time I thought I could integrate the shells with maps to create a momento present to frame and cling on the wall.

a coastal christmas gift with maps and shells
a coastal christmas gift with maps and shells

I love antique maps and there is a huge series you could download here at no cost if you haven’t any of your personal. Or you can simply use road maps.

a coastal christmas gift with maps and shells
a coastal christmas gift with maps and shells

All you want for this craft is a big shell, map, tissue paper, covering tape, Mod Podge, Mounting squares and a picture frame.

a coastal christmas gift with maps and shells
a coastal christmas gift with maps and shells

Using masking tape carefully stick a sheet of tissue paper to a sheet of laptop paper. This will enable you to feed the tissue paper into your pc printer after which print onto the tissue paper.

a coastal christmas gift with maps and shells
a coastal christmas gift with maps and shells

Print the map you’ve got selected onto the tissue paper the usage of this technique.
GAMBAR4 Next, reduce out the map. It must be simply slightly large than your shell.
Next, cowl the inside of the shell with decoupage glue.
Then, carefully press the tissue paper down onto the shell. As tissue paper is so skinny it have to effortlessly bend to the contors of the shell.
Once the decoupage glue has dried, the usage of a broom and water, moist the rims.
Then, carefully tear away any excess tissue paper.
Cover with another layer of glue, this can act as a varnish.
To add a chunk of glamour to the shell ornament, I painted the edges with gold paint.
Finally, the usage of Mounting Squares I mounted the shell into a body.
I love how the shell became out a lot I made some other one this time with a map of Norway.
If you drill a hollow into the top of the shells, you could cling them with twine as a decoration instead.

Visit the blog for more pics and loose maps. What maps would you use in your shell?

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