Keep those fun-in-the-sun memories alive with creative beach projects.
You may not find the most unusually shaped or colored seashells on a typical beach walk; their visual interest make them worth seeking out. Crafts and hobby stores carry these shells. Buy just a few of the most pleasing ones and fill in the rest of the frame with simpler shells collected during a beach trip.
This bright beach pail carries your gear to the shore and then holds found treasures to carry back home.
Make homemade sand scoopers from recycled soda bottles for your child's next trip to the beach.
Make a cute shade in a sea shape to cool your head on a sunny day.
Fill a jar with sand and shells from the beach you visited.
Bring the ambience of glistening surf and sun-drenched sand indoors by using seashells as candleholders.
The twisted wire makes strong hangers for these candles nestled in colored sand.
Enjoy the sights of the sea when writing to family and friends.
The cool sparkle of a mirror is a natural complement to the gentle colors and shapes of common shells. When the shells are layered, they bring to mind buckets gathered on a warm summer day.