Probably the easiest thing I've made but adds a lot to our Florida house in Oklahoma. Seven furring strips cut between 12 and 13 inches then glued and nailed together at the ends. I burned the wood with a torch and then sanded twice with 80 and 120 grit paper, then stained it with mahogany stain to give it a reddish hue for some sunset color. Varnish and glue on the shell and starfish and you're done.
I'm really loving how my #ToKillaMockingbird ornaments turned out. I had a few discarded books, so I ✂️some of my favorite passages and glued them (using Modge Podge matte glue) to plastic balls. I topped with clear glitter. I'm going to put passa
Faux Cape Cod stained glass--Buy a frame. (If painting the frame, remove the glass and matting.) Discard the matting, but seal in the glass from the back with a clear sealant. This can be found with the caulk in a hardware store. This is a very important step because if the glass isn't sealed well, the resin will leak. Position your objects on top of the glass; it isn't necessary to glue them down. I used sea glass and a starfish, but I've also seen them done with sand and shells.
But this is just the start! Xenophorids do not dissuade neighbors from joining the party on their own volition. Shells can have sponges, corals, hydroids, polychaetes, brachiopods, and sea squirts. I’ve personally seen specimens that have sponges 5 times larger than the actual carrier shell. Given that Xenophorids date back to the Jurassic, they are the true originators of bling.