DIY Projects & Crafts Ocean Diorama By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on May 25, 2019 Share Tweet Pin Email Conceiving a diorama is an adventure in scale and spatial relationships. Choose a container, then put yourself in the shoes of one of its future inhabitants. What You'll Need Materials Sardine tin (well washed and dried) Cardboard Nautical map Blue paper Shells Twigs Toy Birds Cutout images (from sardine label) Cheesecloth Fish cutout Card stock Sand Rope Instructions For background, trace bottom of well-washed sardine tin onto cardboard and a nautical map, and cut out; glue map onto cardboard, then glue inside tin. Cut waves from blue paper, making tabs on bottom and sides for attaching to can; glue in place. Glue on shells, twigs, toy birds, and cutout images photocopied from sardine label, and cheesecloth for a net. To make free-floating fish, glue fish cut out to one end of card stock strip folded at each end; glue other end to background. Brush glue on floor of diorama; sprinkle with sand. To hang diorama, tape rope to back.