Our first DIY blog which is a bit easier than 8 steps...introducing "Contrive in 5!" - a quick DIY you can do in a few hours!
Step 1: Get inspired. I actually got inspired by Justina Blakeney's "Face the Foliage" where she creates pictures of faces using leaves and flowers. They are so beautiful and so unique - I wanted to create something out of shells, which remind me of the places I love.
Step 2: Find a base: I used plain wooden rectangles, just big enough for my daughters' handprints.
Step 3: Grab your materials.
Step 4: Paint your base, then trace your idea. I used a mallet to break up my shells and a hot glue gun to glue them down, in no particular order - I've learned that my best DIY's are not thought out... just glue it and play as you go!
Step 5: Find your best photo op to display your hard work!