My children love collecting shells so I’m always looking for ways to display them. Since we have saved our milk bottle lids, I decided to see if we could make a shadow box feature using them.
I think the finished product looks fantastic and the kids were thrilled. We will make another two with different coloured background paint and hang all three together as a wall feature.
16 washed milk bottle lids
Hot glue gun (Craft Glue works too but a Hot glue gun is best)
30 cm square canvas
1. Paint two coats of colour on canvas. Use newspaper to protect the working surface.
2. Look for for a variety of small, interesting shells. Glue one inside each of the milk bottle lids.
3. Glue the shells on to the dry canvas, evenly spaced.
4. Hang when dry. Such a fun to display kids shell collection.
Deb @ Home life simplifiedMarch 23, 2012 at 10:32 am
Great craft idea. We don’t have saved up milk caps but my 8yo has the largest shell and stone collection on earth and you just gave me an idea at least to paint a canvas and try to hot glue some of her shells in a pattern like you have done or let her create a shell artwork…
Kelly Be A Fun MumMarch 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm
Good idea Deb!
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