See Seashells Looking for the perfect way to show off treasures from your coastal travels? Copy and enlarge a map of the area you visited. Cut it to fit inside a shadow box, and use spray-mount to affix it to the back of the box. Fill the box with sand and shells you collected. You'll be transported to paradise every time you see it. 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 leakproof.
I know... Christmas is over. But it's never too early to get started on next Christmas. People love getting handmade gifts and your gift could be come some family's favorite ornament handed down from generation to generation. When you are tired of beading, check out the 25 DIY Nativity Scenes. I've been working on a beaded one, but these look faster and easier.