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If you are going to the beach this summer then you will want to see how to make this DIY Beach Memory Box as a keepsake of your trip.
One of our family’s special places is Narragansett, Rhode Island. We look forward to going whenever we can. It holds a special place in our hearts (I’m linking a post I wrote previously with some of our favorite things to do there). This DIY beach memory box is a great way to remember your beach vacation. Bring back some sand and seashells from your favorite place, and scroll down to see how to make this special keepsake.
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A group of ladies who love all things home, DIY, and food. We team up every month to share a new themed project and this month we are sharing all things coastal. Be sure to scroll to the end to see everyone’s coastal ideas!
If you are coming from my friend Jen at Cottage on Bunker Hill, welcome and I hope you will stick around here awhile!!! When I think of a true coastal girl, Jen comes to mind. How amazing did her lobster cobb salad look? Yummm!!!
How to make a DIY Beach Memory Box
You will need:
- seashells and sea glass
- sand dollar
- permanent marker
- hot glue gun
1.) Start by taking apart the shadow box. If desired, cover the backing with cardstock or paper. I chose to cover my black backing with white paper.
2.) Secure your photo to the backing.
3.) Using a gold permanent marker, I wrote each of our names on a sanddollar. If you are using a larger shadowbox and have the space, you could do one for each person.
4.) I secured the sanddollar to the backing using hot glue so that it didn’t roll around.
5.) Fill the bottom of the shadow box with some sand and secure the backing on. I also hot glued around the edges to seal the backing so that no sand could leak out.
6.) Using hot glue, glue the seaglass and seashells around the border of the shadow box and allow to dry.
That’s it! So easy! This is perfect so display on your shelves, coffee table or desk so that you can go back to the beach anytime you need a getaway!
I’m linking some things below if you want to re-create your own shadow box.
For more coastal and beach inspiration, you can also see how I put together this coastal tray decor.
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Next head on over to my friend Heidi where she is sharing how to make the prettiest seashell candles.
Coastal Inspiration from The Cozy Creative Collaborative