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Beach Craft Idea: Framed Sea Glass Dolphin

Finally, the beach treasures we gathered have all found their destination. Seashells became a wonderful heart, our cute heart stones were put on display, and lastly, the sea glass pieces we gathered did find what they were supposed to become… it was rather hard to find out, I have to admit! But now I understand something I often heard or read about when somebody would find something and just pick it up saying: “I’ll figure out later what I want to do with that!”.

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We found a wonderful sea glass piece… and held it up in front of the blue sky and bright sun of Greece

Well, that’s exactly what happened with the sea glass pieces. They were oddly shaped and in different sizes, nothing I would do with them would look close to something good. Especially the two biggest pieces were giving me a headache. I washed them, put them in vinegar to lose some of the salt and shined them with a little baby oil as good as I could.

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So many pieces of sea glass in different colors, shapes, and sizes… what can somebody do with them?

I saw some ideas on Pinterest… they made super-cute seahorses, trees or flowers with them, but to do something like that I would need much more pieces and more uniform ones… and then suddenly I realized that, putting the two big pieces together, they would resemble a big fish tail… but what kind of fish? Maybe a shark? Or a dolphin? My kids went for the dolphin and slowly it really all came together! All of the seashell parts seemed to belong in a certain dedicated spot. The fins, the beak, and the eye, they were all there. I really was impressed.

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Our framed sea glass dolphin

And I think that the result is really cute and they make a great themed set.

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Our three framed beach craft ideas

The three frames found their place above my kids’ desk… As I said before, the most important thing with these projects is that we gathered all the pieces with my family and that they remind us of a beautiful summer! I for one, love them, and so do the little ones!!!

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