Found Treasures Project

If you’ve been here a few weeks you know that I shared how much we love going to Cape May.  It’s a fun summer destination for our family.  Each evening we go to Sunset Beach in Cape May to watch the sun set behind the water and to gather Cape May diamonds..and pebbles.  Cape May Diamonds are frosted looking pebbles that can only be found on Sunset Beach in Cape May.  If you take them to a gemologist and have them cut/faceted—they look just like diamonds to the naked eye.  They are lovely—-and a fun family adventure to scavenge for them on the beach. {They are plentiful.}

On the beach….

Raw vs. polished…..

Cape May Diamond earrings……

Believe it or not—I’m a girl that is not that crazy about diamonds!  I’d rather have flowers on my tables than diamonds around my neck.  Yep, it’s true.  SO, here is what we do with our Cape May diamonds that we collect by the bucket fulls each time we go.

Using hot glue we have decorated the edges of lamp shades:

The outside of frames……

And mirrors…..

We also use them to cover the top of dirt in our potted plants…’s great looking, as well as keeps the dirt from washing away or becoming unlevel.

For a fun project like this….

Here’s what you need:

fun pebbles from the beach or mountains

or fun small shells

hot glue

something you want to decorate! Anything goes! 🙂 Lamp shades, frames, pots, table edges, etc.

Here’s how ya do it:

Using the hot glue….glue found treasures onto your object however and wherever you would like them!  You can totally cover it up–make it abstract–or very precise and organized.

I know you guys stress about my difficult directions—I’ll try to work on it.

This is really a fun project that you cannot mess up—and it is so fun.  Here is the room that houses our Cape May diamond covered shades and frames.  {The mirror is in my son’s bedroom.}

You can check out the room that this project came from here!

What found treasures have you used in your home in a neat way?

Sharing this extremely difficult, tedious project with the following high-class operations: Skip to My LouSumo’s Sweet StuffTip Junkie,Today’s Creative BlogNot JUST a HousewifeBlackberry VineLadybug-BlessingsMy Girlish WhimsBlue Cricket DesignThe Shabby Chic CottageWhipperberryThe Idea Room,  Between Naps on the PorchFrench Country Cottage The Lettered Cottage Thrifty Decor ChickHouse of Hepworth’sRemodelaholicFunky Junk InteriorsAt the Picket FenceMy Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaStuff and NonsenseCommon GroundSomewhat SimpleDIY Showoff, Home Stories A to ZPassionately Artistic


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