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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Shadow Box Display

This past summer my husband and I went to Exuma, Bahamas with some friends.  It is one of the prettiest islands I've ever been to.  You should go if you ever get the chance.  There is a sandbar we checked out while boating one day.  The guys were able to bring back quite a few sand dollars.  I'd never seen any this big before.  I actually found one myself.  It's one of the smaller ones.  I knew right away that I was going to display them in our guest bathroom where I have a painting we picked up in Maui on our honeymoon.  We sort of have a beach theme in there now.  I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up a shadow box and matte board.  I used a paper cutter here at home to cut the board down.

I chose four sand dollars to mount to the board, two smaller and two larger.

 My supplies - shadow box, matte board, sand dollars & epoxy (not pictured)

Mixing the epoxy.

I laid them out how I wanted them.

Then put the glue around the edges and wiped away the messes.

Here's my shadow box hanging in the bathroom.

Just so you know there's color in there, it's hanging across from this!  On the counter is a photo I took in Exuma and shells we have collected from various Caribbean islands.  I'm going to enlarge another photo I took and hang it to the right of the shadow box.



  1. I love sand dollars too. What a lovely way to display them and keep a great memory!

  2. So cute! Great job! I love shells...I have a bowl full I collected from our beach trips. It reminds me of the beauty there! Visiting from TT.