Framed Sand Dollar Wall Art

I saw this framed sea urchin wall art at Pottery Barn and knew I wanted to make something similar for Summer. It’s large, but at a cost of $139 it’s definitely out of my budget. The Framed Sand Dollar Wall Art is my version of this wall art, although it’s much smaller I still like the impact it has when displayed.

I like that I was able to use things I already had to make something similar but on a smaller scale. Because it’s neutral it fits in any color scheme and can be displayed all Summer long.

Sand Dollar Wall Art using sand dollar paper punch

Supplies needed:

drop cloth leftover from Ammon’s under bed fort
sand dollar punch (Martha Stewart) used for a Summer party
square frame
thick white paper for letterpress or card stock
adhesive glue or glue dots

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I love this paper and even though I don’t own a letterpress I’ll probably be buying more. It’s thick and the texture is beautiful and I feel rich when I use it. Because it is so thick, it’s a little hard to punch though. I had to use my muscles.

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And because the paper is so thick, they almost look real (hubby thought they were). What a bonus!

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Now I also have these cute little sea stars to use on something else. I have no idea what yet.

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Trace around the paper insert from the frame to get the correct size of drop cloth piece. Cut out the drop cloth piece.

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Lay the sand dollars on the fabric to get the right amount and the correct spacing. I hate to measure so I didn’t, I just eye balled it. Don’t look too closely.

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I didn’t have any glue dots on hand but I found this Martha Stewart glue in the drawer and it worked perfectly. I probably wouldn’t have used it if the paper wasn’t so thick though.

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Once they were all glued down, I let it sit for about a 1/2 hour to let it dry before I stuck it in the frame.

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I love the 2 different textures together. It even looks great under the glass.

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And I really like the contrast of the black frame. If you don’t like the contrast you could always paint the frame white or tan.

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I’m so excited to change my mantel again so I can put out my sand dollar wall art along with the driftwood piece. Hopefully I’ll be able to show you soon.

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