It is one of this days in Norway when you start missing the summer in the middle of it .
Rainny landscapes outside the windows are more then less melancholical ( to escape usage of the word depressing ) and you still try to hold on to the thought of sunshine, beach and all things summer related .
Last two weeks weather was more generous to us , so I had a possibility of spending some quality beach time and used that oportunity to collect some shells .
I used them today for creating a “summer reminder “decoration on my work desk .
The things that I used for making this decoration are basics ,and probably most of you will find it at your home :
-a wine glass ( but any other bigger glass or a small vase would do ),
-“swimming” candle (mine is from Ikea ),
-a nail top coat or clear nail polish
– sand or decorative home stones ( also possible to get at Ikea ) .
The whole proces is very simple and takes only few minuts:
After I cleaned the sells from sand I painted them with clear nail polish .
And let them dry for few minutes.
After shells are dry , we can fill the wine glass with sand or decorative stones ( I used the Stones but sand gives also a very nice effect) and cover them with shells .
Now we can gently fill the glass with water ( so it covers shells but at the same time is not full ) and set the “swimming ” candle on the top .
And now just a little bit of the right surrounding and there it is !
A great reminder of summer on your working (or not necessary) area .