I miss the beach. The gorgeous sunsets, the sand beneath my toes, and mostly all the giggles and smiles we have together as a family when we are there.
This year add an ornament to your tree to remind you of those warm sunny days and bring back all those precious memories as a family.
These simple beach ornaments are fun for the kids and you to make together, reminiscing as you work. I love how the lights reflect off of them, giving the look of the sun setting on the beach. They are the perfect vacation keepsake!
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- Plastic Clear Ball Ornament
- Sand (Grab some on vacation to make your own vacation keepsake!)
- Seashells or other small beach items
- Permanent Marker (optional)
Making your own homemade beach ornament is easy.
Carefully pull the top off the ornament. Use your funnel to add a small amount of sand. Don’t pour too much; you don’t want to make the ornament too heavy. We poured it to 1/4 inch deep.
Add several small seashells to the ornament.
If you’re using sand and seashells from vacation, use a permanent marker to write your vacation destination and the date on the ornament to create your very own vacation keepsake.
The beach we go to always has sea turtle nests marked for protection. The kids love checking to see if new ones were marked each morning. When we found this mini sea turtle hatchling, I knew it had to go in an ornament.
Not into sea turtles? You can add a tiny alligator, hermit crab, or any other tiny sea creature to your ornament.
You can also add other small beach items to your DIY ornament.
Try adding a pair of miniature flipflops for a tiny oasis in your little bauble.
Not only are these beach ornaments fun to make. They are also great gifts to share with your beach-loving friends.
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- Beaded Christmas Ornaments
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- Sparkly Snowflake Ornament
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