Here is an easy project that makes a quick display piece for a favorite picture. If you are lucky to come across shadow boxes at yard sales, snatch them up. It is easy and practically free to make them into something cool. This box was a sale find, and the insert was covered with tacky glued on shells. Lots of them. The glass was filthy. It had all the structure though and an already white frame. I simply added a sand dollar collected from a beach trip, used a rub on and a few extra shells.
If you do this with delicate items, exercise a gently hand. This sand dollar almost crumbled under my hand while applying the rub on despite my caution. The finished project took less than half and hour and gave a new way to showcase a memory. The picture is of my 15-year-old, my dad and brother years ago. It has a special place in my heart, and now on my table as well.