Sand dollars are beautifully detailed natural treasures that are worth saving and displaying, and since the bathroom is associated with water, it is the ideal area for presentation. You can do something more than just arrange them in a basket with beach glass and shells. They can be decorated and displayed in gorgeous new ways. They are also called sea cookies, and they can be used as a major element when decorating a unique ocean-themed space.
Stick Two or Three in a Clear Glass Vessel of Sand
Sand dollars and natural sand are the perfect combination. When looking for gorgeous methods of display, partially fill a clear glass vessel with black or natural gold sand. Stick the edges of two or three sea cookies of varying sizes into the siliceous mixture. Add a tiny seashell or two in the foreground and a sprig of dried seaweed to complete the display. It will naturally enhance the beauty of a bathroom countertop or shelf.
Make Sand Dollar Garland
Pine branches are not the only natural materials that can be used to create garland, and it is not just for winter holiday decorating. Garland of various styles can be used to tastefully decorate the interior of a home all year round. Consider stringing sand dollars on jute twine to create a decorative swag for a bathroom wall. Run the twine through the naturally occurring holes, and tie knots in between each one to keep them separate and secure. String the ocean-themed garland from one corner of the room to the next. It makes a fantastic three-dimensional substitute for wall border when mounted in a scalloped formation along the ceiling.
Add Gorgeous Hues with Watercolors
Sand dollars do not have to be white. On the contrary, some of the most gorgeous pieces have been highlighted with paint in a rainbow of hues. Use watercolor paint to apply a thin wash of color. The details underneath should be fully visible. Use more than one color to highlight the details, or paint each one in a single translucent hue. If desired, embellish them further with seed beads. Use E-6000 adhesive and a toothpick to glue them in place over the natural star-shaped design. Display them as previously suggested in a clear glass vessel, or attach them to a solid-colored canvas to create an eye-catching work of bathroom wall art.
These are just some of the many unique ways that sand dollars can be used to beautifully decorate a bathroom. Take the time to find exceptional and eye-catching ways to highlight each one. Whether they are displayed on a countertop, shelf or wall, they can become the focal point of the space. Even those that are broken can be creatively displayed and used to enhance the room.
Source: Advanced Crafting Education and Professional Home Decorating Experience