DIY Seashells Monogram Wall Art | July Pinterest Challenge

Clearly I cannot get the beach off of my mind this summer. From this DIY beach sunset painted rock magnet to these beachy decor ideas, I am fully ready for coastal living. This month’s Pinterest Challenge is no exception. Add to your own seaside decor with this DIY seashells monogram wall art.

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Collage of Seashell Monogram Wall Art with text overlay: DIY Seashells Monogram Wall Art


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The Inspiration Pin

When choosing a pin for this challenge, I was instantly captivated by this tutorial to dye your own sea shells. Admittedly, it’s a kid’s craft, but I’m basically 8 years old at heart, so that works.

Besides, once your kiddos makes these awesome dyed shells, what do you do with them? Now the answer is turn them into a gorgeous piece of decor for your home.


Seashell Monogram Wall Art



Seashells in Dye Solution

Step 1

First, dye half of your seashells blue and green according to this tutorial from Rainy Day Mum.



Blank Canvas next to Dyed Seashells

Step 2

While your shells are soaking, begin working on your canvas.


Painted Canvas next to Dyed Seashells

Step 3

Start by covering the entire canvas with the Rescue Restore Paint. This paint dries very quickly and (bonus) it smells absolutely amazing! 


Gilding Size on Painted Canvas

Step 4

After your paint is dry, add gilding size around the border of your canvas.


Step 5

Next, allow the gilding size to dry until lightly tacky.


Dyed Shells Drying on Paper Towels

Step 6

If you haven’t done so already, this is a good time to pull your shells out to dry on some paper towels.


Gold Leaf and Gilding Size on Painted Canvas

Gold Leaf on Painted Canvas

Step 7

Once your gilding size is lightly tacky, begin covering it with your gold leaf. Continue until your entire canvas is bordered in gold leaf.


Close up of Gold Leaf Edged Canvas

Step 8

Then, using a dry brush, gently brush away the excess gold leaf. Be careful not to brush too hard.


Monogram Shell Art

Step 9

When your shells have dried, lay them out in the center of your canvas to design your monogram.


Glue on the back of a seashell

Step 10

After you are happy with your design, begin gluing your shells down with E6000.



Seashells on a gold leafed canvas

Step 11

Finish off your design by gluing a few of the un-dyed shells to the top of your monogram.

Step 12

Lastly, allow your glue to dry 24 hours.


Seashell Monogram Wall Art

Collage of Seashell Monogram Wall Art with text overlay: DIY Seashells Monogram Wall Art

Confession. This DIY seashells monogram wall art isn’t for me, although I totally love it. It’s a gift for my mom who wants to decorate her new upstairs bathroom in a coastal theme. Hence the “B” for the monogram instead of an “L”. Of course, if you still really like the look of the beach, it could totally stand for beach as well. Either way, it will look beautiful on a gallery wall or hanging in the bathroom.

Now it’s time to check out what my friends are creating for this month’s Pinterest Challenge! Find out what worked, what didn’t, and how they tweaked these pins. If we can do it, you totally can too. What pin has been sitting on your boards forever? Hopefully you will be inspired to tackle it this week!

See where I’m linking up!

Don’t Forget to Pin It!

Collage of Seashell Monogram Wall Art with text overlay: DIY Seashells Monogram Wall Art


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