As a native Cape Codder, I’ve always been fond of seaweed. So when I ran across designer Karen Robertson’s pressed seaweed DIY on Garden Design, I had to give it a try.
Read on for a list of materials and step-by-step instructions:
Photography by Justine Hand for Gardenista.
- 140-lb Watercolor Paper (66 cents a sheet from Dick Blick)
- Weedblock Fabric ($10.47 a roll from Home Depot), or other mesh fabric
- An Artist’s Brush (prices range from $6.29, depending on size and shape, at Utrecht)
- Two pieces of wood
- Something heavy (like a stack of books) to weigh down the prints
We also made summer art with our collection of sea glass, shells, and driftwood. If you too brought back treasures from the beach, see DIY: How to Turn Flotsam and Jetsam into Wall Art.
For another kid-friendly DIY project, see my DIY Leaf Prints.