When my sons were young, we spent a lot of summer vacations at the beach. They collected a lot of shells! I kept them all these years.
I started by gathering all the items I would need for the project. You’ll need: Clean clear wine bottle, Sand, Shells, Photo, String, Funnel and a Cork….
I used a funnel to transfer the sand into the bottle. ( The sand I actually had my son bring me some from the same beach)
I added the shells. The hole is small, so it worked out perfect. My sons always seemed to find those small shells.
I didn’t want that panoramic view, so I cut the sides of picture just to see in back of bottle. Then you gently roll your photo, printed side in. I used a skewer to poke it down and position it.
Next, I took some string and wrapped it around the top.On the bottle to the left, I took a piece of string and a larger shell, glue both ends to inside the shell. It forms a hoop, to hang on bottle. Pic on right, I just left a long piece of string dangle after wrapping around the top. I hot glued larger shells along the string.
What is so special about this is the pic of the kids at the beach, searching for shells! Perfect keepsake for memories. You can create your own memories…