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09 Jun

How to Display Seashell Memories

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

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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.

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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

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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!

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Comments

There are 16 comments on this post.

  1. Trasina McGahey

    June 9, 2011

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    Those look great!! I love shells!

  2. Wendi Scharrer

    June 9, 2011

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    Too cute! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Debbie Welchert

    June 9, 2011

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    My grandchildren just brought me back a bunch of seashells from their family vacation. Now I know what I am going to do with them. I am going to put them in a bottle with sand. They will look so pretty.

  4. Kathy Ross

    June 9, 2011

    Reply

    Shells are cool! I never thought to do any crafts with them with my kids when they were young.

  5. Jessica

    June 9, 2011

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    I love seashells. I think a Christmas ornament would be a great idea. =)

  6. CATHY TRUMAN

    June 9, 2011

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    I would love to make these for my friends to give as gifts.

  7. Lou Glover

    June 9, 2011

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    I love shells, Awesome

  8. Pamela Roundy

    June 9, 2011

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    I love Christmas ornaments like this and what a great way to remember a family trip.

  9. Joshua Lanham

    June 9, 2011

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    that’s pretty neat. Those would go well in our guest bathroom. now if only we lived somewhere near a beach! 😛

  10. Leann Lindeman

    June 9, 2011

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    I love these ideas! I have some shells we picked up from our cruise to the Caribbean last Jan. I should try it!

  11. Stephanie Hungerford

    June 9, 2011

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    Wow, I love these Ideas I even live near a beach where I can get the shells for free, and even some beach sand.

  12. Sharon Everidge

    June 9, 2011

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    What a wonderful idea for unique and cheap gifts!

  13. Jennifer Lusher

    June 9, 2011

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    I actually have a ton of seashells from when we went to myrtle beach the past few years. You have inspired me 🙂

    • Sharon Williams

      June 9, 2011

      Reply

      I’d love to see what you come up with!!!

  14. desiree

    June 9, 2011

    Reply

    that cute idea they can give grand ma or the aunt some theing differnt

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