Remember these from last year?
That’s as far as I got at the time. Have been hunting for some ‘smallish’ fish bowls to put them in.
See the one on the left above? That is what I wanted to do with a sand castle in it. Alas, my search for such small fish bowls ahs been to no avail! So, I decided to look around at what I have and see if I had anything that the sand castle would fit into.
Ah-HA!!!! This thrifted apothecary jar has a wide enough mouth for the castle to fit through!
Took a lot of trial and error to find ‘just the right size’ starfish to fit in the jar! Wanted to use the biggest one possible, so that it would show above the castle when viewed from the front; but was limited as to what would fit in the jar!
A few assorted small shells tossed on top of the sand and my little beach memory jar is done!
It’s getting harder and harder to find good stuff to re-invent at the dollar store. I used to NEVER leave Dollar Tree empty handed, but it’s happening more and more lately. I’m going to have to expand my repertoire in order to add regular content to this blog!
I recently saw a tutorial on a blog for making your own out of Fimo, (or any kind of hardening clay) Pretty simple to figure out without a step-by-step guide. They had used a PIN to prick all the little holes on the front though. I think I’d use an old BRUSH of some kind instead of making them one by one by one by . . . . oh my!
I used these to make some simple peg racks. FIRST (and it’s important to do this first!) I hammered in my sawtooth hangers on the BACK. You’ll break the starfish if you try to do it later!) Glued the starfish in place with e6000. Once that glue set, I pre-drilled pilot holes and hammered in a couple of rusty nails to use as pegs.
If you want to prevent your rusty nails (or anything rusty) from further shedding ( which it WILL do on it’s own!) just apply a clear coat of any kind; varnish, mod podge, even plain ole white glue will do. Just anything that will SEAL the rusty surface.
Little sisal frame with sand paper backing and shells glued on top. Candle also cane from DT. I just dressed it up by gluing on a starfish. Aqua bottle is thrifted; shell glued in the top and a piece of sheer ribbon around the neck.
All the shells (except fingerling starfish) came from DT; as did the sheer ribbon and sand paper.
I haven’t found and beach glass (sea glass or decorative glass) at DT this year, but I had a lot in my ‘stash’ and made these sea-sea-glass wreaths. This and several others are for sale in my etsy shop. Be sure to check out the sea glass ‘treasure’ collections in my etsy shop too!