Show off treasures from your coastal travels - shadow box, map, shells & sand. Use spray-mount to affix map to the back of the box. Fill the box with sand and shells you collected. DIY Tip: Make sure sand won't spill from the seams of the shadow box. If necessary, run a thin bead of wood glue along the seams to make it leak proof.
Seashell Christmas Ornament @Busy Kids=Happy Mom: It's never too early to start planning for Christmas. The Christmas things are already out at the craft stores too! Save your shells and let your kids fill clear plastic balls with them. Wrap twine around the top and glue in place. Ta da!
Shells and Twine Bookmark: Craft a lovely bookmark to remind you of days at the beach. Natural string fits right in with seashore finds, such as shells, buttons, and bottle caps. Knot eight 18-inch-long strands together at one end to make the main bookmark; knot 8 inches below the first knot, or farther depending on the size of the book. Drill holes in items to attach to the string ends or use hot glue.
Tools and Materials Shells 7-inch length of floral wire Floral tape Hot-glue gun Hot-glue sticks Shell Bouquet How-To 1. Wrap a 7-inch length of floral wire with floral tape; form one end of each into a loop or a small spiral. Use a hot-glue gun to attach the loops to the backs of the shells. 2. Assemble the shells into a bouquet, placing the small round shell in the center and arranging the petal-like ones around it, starting with the smallest shells. Use floral tape to s...