Three Crafts to Show Off Your Summer Keepsakes

Don't hide away souvenirs—these simple projects let you relive your vacation all year long (21 Photos)

Ashley Norton on Jun 6, 2011 at 4:50PM

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Three Crafts to Show Off Your Summer Keepsakes

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What You'll Need


  • Seashells: If you don’t have enough, you can buy them. ($9 for 42 pounds of mixed seashells at Jamali). Look for shells that are flat or round; we used cowries, scallops, lion’s paws, augers and cones. Coquinas, turkey wings and sand dollars have interesting shapes that also work well. Don’t worry if your shells aren’t perfect; painting over them will hide any flaws.
  • A sample size of acrylic interior paint, such as Martha Stewart Living 8-ounce Pure White Interior Paint Tester ($3 at The Home Depot)
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Small frame or mirror, such as the Malma mirror ($3 at Ikea)
  • Parchment paper for covering your workspace


More Summer Memory Crafts:
Souvenir Wrapping Paper
Placemat-Decorated Tea Towel

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