Welcome to another tutorial from Two Peas in a Pod!
The inspiration for this tutorial came from this silver sand dollar picture. It’s simple, yet gorgeous. But it costs over $500!
So based on that beautiful piece, I made my own DIY sand dollar art. For free! Yep! I received the sand dollars from Dana at CereusArt, and the rest of the items I already had on hand. You can do this too!
- Two sand dollars from CereusArt
- White linen looking fabric
- Brown twill scrap fabric
- Foam Core Board
- Hot Glue
- Goop Adhesive
- White 16 x 20 inch frame
I had a white 16 x 20 frame left over from something. I cut a piece of foam core to fit the inside of the frame. Then I covered the foam core with a piece of white linen looking fabric. The fabric is adhered to the back of the foam core with hot glued.
Next, I cut two 6 x 6 inch foam core squares and covered them with brown twill scrap fabric.
I wanted to add another element to the picture, so I found some left-over thin trim pieces and miter cut them to frame the 6 x 6 inch squares. I used wood glue and a pin nail gun to put the trim frame together.
I applied some finishing wax to the trim pieces. It didn’t change the color of the wood, but it gave the wood a more polished, clean look.
The twill covered foam core squares fits snug inside the wood trim frames.
I used all-purpose Goop to adhere the framed 6 x 6 squares to the white fabric board, and also used it to glue the sand dollars to the fabric squares. And that’s it!
The top sand dollar is showing the front side and the bottom sand dollar is showing the reverse side. This is to give the sand dollars a “mirrored” image.
Thank you Dana for the gorgeous sand dollars!
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