It’s been a minute since I shared some crafts. Blame it on 2020!
This holiday season has been crazy, and to be honest, I’ve been sewing a lot of masks and other fabric gifts for people. I’ll post about that later, but first, I want to share something quick and easy that might be helpful for anyone who hasn’t finished their holiday shopping yet!
A few months ago, I found these sea shells at my parents’ house. I had picked them maybe 10-15 years ago from some beach in Florida and had kept them stored in these empty gummy bear containers. When I found these containers in a cabinet at my parents’ house, I knew I could find a craft project for them.
I decided I was going to make these super gifts for my niece and nephew to pass along the sentimentality of these sea shells. I always enjoyed picking sea shells with my grandmother and mother when I was a kid, and I wanted my niece and nephew to have a part of that too.
- A Letter Template/Cutout (I used the PT Serif Caption font that I cut out using my Cricut)
- Shadow Box Frames
- A Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Gun Sticks
What you’ll need to do is:
- Take your shells and glue them to the template using your hot glue gun. It will take some tetris-ing to get the shells to fit on the template the way you want them to. I also had to glue some shells on top of each other, but hey, crafting isn’t about being perfect.
- Once you’ve glued enough shells on the template to complete it, glue the template to the backing of the shadow box. Give it a few shakes or tugs to make sure it’s stable.
That’s it! You’re done! And you’re good to hang it up or stick it on the shelf.
I ended up making a few more for our friends and family, so I would highly recommend this project if you’re in a pinch. You can replace the shells with anything else – pebbles, marbles, glitter, etc. Now go ahead and give it a try!