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Shadow Boxes for Beach Rocks and Shells

Check out this simple idea. Shadow boxes chuck full with beach rocks and shells!

rocks in shadow box
I love how Tracy of Trinkets and Treasures filled up her Beach Rocks and Shadow Boxes with Rocks and Shells. For the rocks, she painted and distressed an existing shadow box frame to make it look antique.

The story: "I have a wonderful friend that has a home in Long Island, New York. I mentioned that I liked the rocks from the movie Something’s Gotta Give where Diane Keaton collects the white rocks off the beach, but never the black ones. I loved the look of the rocks so she sent me some."

shadow box filled with shells
Then to display her collection of shells found in Florida, Tracy picked a shadow box from Hobby Lobby. And there's a shark’s tooth in there too! For more images and details click on links to go to Tracy’s blog. These shadow boxes are on the heavy side, I don't think I would want to hang them on the wall. They look awesome free standing and on frame holders!

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12 comments:

...just beachy in the burbs said...

I'm always trying to figure out how to display the TONS of shells, pebbles, and sea glass we collect. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing this!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I <3 the frame!

Shellbelle said...

I love how the shadow box looks on the frame holder! Perfect for when you run out of wall space also.

Della said...

I love this look! I did the same thing 2 years ago. I've been waiting until closer to my anniversary to post them, as my "special" shells are in a shadow box.

The frame holder is a great idea. If I run out of wall space, there's always a flat surface somewhere!

Renée's Country Quilts said...

These are great for the shells I just acquired.
Thank You for sharing.
I love living by the Ocean!
Your blog is so inspirational, thank you for the great content!
Renee
Savannah GA.

Flotsam Friends said...

Hi Maya, these look fabulous. Love the first box frame with the stones. Great ideas. Pruxxx

Simple Daisy said...

Great ideas!!! So very cute:)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I always loved this display that Tracy put together. Glad to see it here!

Love of the Sea said...

Love the shadow box displayed oh the picture frame holder. That looks great!!

Cynthia@Beach Coast Style said...

I love this it looks so crisp and clean I might need to give this a try.

Lili said...

Love the distressed shadowbox to hold these treasures. I had forgotten Diane Keaton's character collecting only the white rocks, that was such a great movie! ~Lili

Daydream Living said...

Hi, this is a great idea, thanks for the link, I always love beach things, your blog is a great one, count me in as follower nr. 1078 (mmmh, great number), also thank you for visiting my little corner, enjoy the long weekend, Maureen