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Seashell Picture Frame (Dollar Tree DIY)

Summer home decor doesn’t have to be expensive. Check out how I made this simple, yet beautiful seashell picture frame out of Dollar Tree supplies.

seashell picture frame

I am missing the beach right about now! The sound of the waves crashing against the shore, the gentle breeze blowing salt air through my hair.

However, this year I’ll have to stay home and just dream of being at the beach. Maybe I can fill up a kiddie pool in the backyard and throw some sand around it. Pull out my beach chair and point a fan at my face.

At least that way I don’t have to worry about sand fiddler crabs running over my feet while I’m relaxing!

Since I’m imagining being at the beach, I can decorate my house to look like a beach house. Which is why I decided to create this fun and easy seashell picture frame!

How to make a seashell picture frame

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I already had all of these items on hand, so I didn’t have to rush out to Dollar Tree and buy anything.

What you need:

Dollar Tree picture frame
  • Picture frame from Dollar Tree (Mine already had the “relax by the sea” photo inside, but you can print one of your own if you can’t find one similar
  • Jute twine
  • Seashells (2)
  • Hot glue

What you do:

The first thing I did was add jute twine around the picture frame to give it sort of a border. I just hot glued the jute all the way around the frame. There was a little groove around the frame which made it easier to glue the twine to.

add jute around the seashell picture frame

Next, I cut a smaller piece of jute and hot glued it to the top of the frame, about halfway between the middle and the right side. I ended up cutting one of the pieces way shorter so it would look good when I added the shells.

add jute to the top

After the glue was completely dry, I glued a seashell to the end of each piece of jute that I had just glued to the top of the seashell picture frame.

glue the seashells to the end of the jute

And that’s it! Simple and easy to make!

I loved how it turned out and how it looks like it belongs in a relaxing beach house.

seashell picture frame DIY

To see how I made the starfish candlesticks, click here.

You can see all of my Dollar Tree DIYs here!

What do you think? Will you be making your own seashell picture frame?

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seashell picture frame

Thank you for sharing!
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Michelle is a stay-at-home homeschool mom who loves DIYs and living a frugal lifestyle.

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  1. I miss the ocean too!

    1. P.S. Awesome post! I love your creativity!

      1. Aww..thank you so much!

        1. You’re very welcome!

    2. I can’t wait to be able to go back to see it! πŸ™‚

      1. Me too! I haven’t been to the beach since we lived in Los Angeles in 2011.

  2. Oh how I miss the beaches too!! Your beach picture frame is super cute , Michelle and I love it paired with your beach candles!!

    1. Thank you so much! I can’t wait to be able to go back to the beach. πŸ™‚

  3. I love anything ‘beachy’. Looking forward to doing some winter beach-coming as soon as we’re allowed back.

    1. Me, too! I can’t wait to get back to the beach! πŸ™‚

  4. Very summery!β˜€οΈπŸŒ΄I just returned from the ocean and this frame DIY can bring the beach feel to our homes!

    1. Thank you! I can’t wait to be able to get back to the beach. I hope you had a wonderful time! πŸ™‚

  5. christinafayerepurposed says:

    This is adorable! Makes me want to go to the beach πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much! Me, too! I can’t wait to be able to go back. πŸ™‚

  6. So cute! Also this one is perfect for my cottage by the sea πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you! Having a cottage by the sea sounds so amazing! πŸ™‚

      1. One of my dreams πŸ˜‰

  7. What a cute idea! I miss the beach too, and enjoy adding summer touches to my home. Thanks for another great idea! β™₯

    1. Thank you so much! I can’t wait to be able to go back to the beach. πŸ™‚

      1. Me too! β™₯

  8. I love this! The beach is my happy place, too.

    1. Thank you so much!! I wish I lived closer to the beach. And there was no such thing as Covid. πŸ˜€

  9. Another lovely beachy DIY – it goes so well with the candlesticks! Simple but effective!

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  10. Love this, I miss the beach too, and this is perfect to have, makes you feel the ocean just looking at it. xoxo

    1. Thank you! I can’t wait to be able to go back to the beach. πŸ™‚

  11. Totally love this!!!

    1. Thank you so much!

  12. Very pretty and summery!

    1. Thank you!!

  13. I love the look of this! It’s got such a chilled vibe and the rope around the outside works brilliantly. I’ve seen similar-ish nautical frames that might have a bit of rope or a shell here and there, with very high price tags. Another great make, Michelle!

    Caz xx

    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad you like it! πŸ™‚

  14. So pretty!

    1. Thank you!

  15. I won’t be going to the beach this summer either, such a bummer! Love this though!

    1. Thank you! I can’t wait until we’re able to go and be safe. Looks like that’ll be a long time.

      1. Agreed 😩

  16. I may need to make this for my sister’s condo by the ocean! Love your creativity!

    1. That would be nice! πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  17. Aw! I’m so sorry you can’t getaway to the beach. We can swap places for awhile, how’s that? πŸ˜€ I’ll come lounge about in the mountains and you can come sit by the ocean! It’s funny how we often take for granted what we see every day isn’t it?

    I love this DIY, Michelle. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. It really doesn’t. How you can take something so simple and turn it into a beautifully designed one-of-a-kind is beyond me. Can you hear the ocean waves crashing about when you look at it? πŸ˜‰

    Sending love and hopes that you can get your getaway sometime soon! β™₯

    1. Swapping places sounds great! Maybe I’d actually take the time to relax then. πŸ˜‚
      Awww…thank you so much! You’re too kind. πŸ™‚

  18. Aww aww. Cool!. πŸ‘
    Keep it up ma’am. πŸ€—

    1. Thank you so much!! I hope you’re doing well! πŸ™‚

      1. You are welcome. πŸ€—
        Yes I am. You?

        1. I am, thank you! πŸ™‚ I’m glad to hear you are, too!

  19. Those look great! Missing the beach too, Michelle. Kind of a “Meh” summer.

    1. Thank you! I know what you mean. If we didn’t have renovations to keep us busy I’d probably go crazy.

  20. I really like that – often simple things are best!

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, I agree. πŸ™‚

  21. Cute and great for this time of year!!

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

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