We found some beautiful seashells while on vacation in Florida last week. And of course, we brought many of them home. So now what do we do with all these seashells? There are so many ways to display your seashell memories. Here are a few of my favorites.
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Ways to Display Seashell Memories
Make Christmas ornaments!
We stopped by Hobby Lobby and picked up some clear glass ornament balls. Then we added some Florida sand and the tiny seashells that we had collected.
We let them sit out in the sun for several hours to dry out all the moisture from the sand and shells. Now the sand and shells can be clearly seen even when you shake the ornament.
Word of caution: These glass ornaments are fragile. We broke one by trying to push a shell in the hole and a 2nd ornament got a little crack in it from bumping against some of the other ornaments. These turned out so well, that I think we may pick up another box and make some more.
Decorative Jars and Bottles
We let the kids pick out a plastic bottle for each of them. Then they picked out their favorite shells and put them in their personal bottle. The bottles cost less than $2.00 each at Hobby Lobby.
Did you notice the shape of the one bottle? It’s a dolphin. My 7-year-old daughter had so much fun on our dolphin cruise aboard the Southern Star in Destin, FL that she wanted to make sure her shells and sand were kept in a dolphin bottle! You can see pictures of our cruise here.
How do collect and display your seashell memories? I’d love to hear!