Repurposing pebbles and burning fingers

I have decided on a few of the suggestions from the post “What can I do with my pebble loot?” To start it off, I hot-glued them onto a small canvas in the shape of a seahorse!  It was a great craft and relatively quick.

I used:

  •  8×6 canvas
  • scrap-book paper for the background (cut to size)
  • shells and pebbles I previously collected
  • and a hot glue gun.

It took me several minutes to plan out my design, I did a few Pinterest searches to get the art juices flowing, but once I got that squared away it all came together pretty quickly!  I definitely suggest laying out your idea before starting to glue anything.  In the picture below, the white canvas is where I laid everything out and I would glue and transfer to the final blue canvas below it.

Assembling the pieces

Assembling the pieces

Be careful when hot gluing small pieces together, it can get pretty messy and that glue is hot!

The glue gun bit me!

The glue gun bit me!

I used some of the pebbles I found at topsail and some shells I have been collecting.

Ta-da! Seahorse all done!  Complete with bubble accessories.

Ta-da! Seahorse all done! Complete with bubble accessories.

I do have some pebbles left over so I will be continuing the crafts!  My plan is to learn how to drill holes into them and make cut-out shapes.  I will post that project, hopefully in tutorial form.  I also want to paint some of them to sit in the garden outside.  Also, if I have any left after that, I want to put the rest in a jar with some baby oil or mineral oil to keep them shiny as if they just came out of the water!

Comment and let me know if you have any questions on the seahorse project!