Monday, September 1, 2014

Sand Art

I hope you all had a Wonderful and fun-filled Labor Day Weekend! Anyway, I just wanted to share with you a quick display I recently made.

You all know how we love going to the beach.
We've been fortunate enough to go several times to different beaches and have enjoyed all of the times we spent there immensely.

One of the things I do love to take home from our beach visits, is the sand itself!

Yeah, I know not in display condition at all!
People say it's not allowed, especially if it's from abroad, but I've never had any trouble 'sneaking' this amount back home. I usually put them with my checked-in luggage, so no hassles so far. ;-)

I've always wanted to display them but wasn't sure how. Until I saw this...

Seashell Shadow Box Display from Lovely TC via
Selene from Restoration Beauty!
Isn't it pretty? A perfect way to display a collection.

However, after that brief brilliant moment, I soon realized it was not going to work for sand.
For one thing, I wanted the sand layered one on top of each other, and two, shadow boxes don't open from the top, but on the back or front. My layering idea would not work. 
But as luck would have it I found these...

My TJ MAXX clearance finds
I love that they have that sea glass effect (without the color) from the bubbles on the glass.

So I poured in my sand, and here it is....

Love it!

I Added this puffy paint to label

Take note, I have more space to fill with the tall vase and the smaller one!!!! I wonder where my next sand will be coming from???!!!! 

Have  a Wonderful Day!



  1. I love that idea of layering the sand, Vel! It looks so pretty and textural, and it's interesting how the sand is different from each place. So cool!

  2. I love it, Vel! What a great way to show off your collection and keep your vacation memories close at hand!

  3. This is such a great idea, Vel! Love how you used the puffy paint to mark the different beaches! We used to always bring home sand from our beach visits when I was a kid. My mom just kept them in glass Coca Cola bottles on a shelf in the laundry room...your idea is SO much better! Lol!

  4. Love this, Vel!!! Such a fun project....especially since I'm currently in Maine and the beach is very near. It's not a sandy beach but rather (small) pebbly one. Happy Labor Day!! :)

  5. So pretty, Vel! And super special! Love this idea!!

  6. What a great idea and those bottles are the perfect containers for your sand collection! Hope that you had a restful labor day weekend before you get ready for some real labor!!

  7. I love this idea! I might have to copy it one day...

  8. Now you have a beautiful reminder of these fun times…so fun!!

  9. Such a great idea, I always love including little reminders of sweet memories in decor. Beautiful styling as always, Vel!

  10. Great idea! I love how it turned out! I used to take a baggie of sand from the beaches we visited too. Although now that I think about it, I'm not sure where it all went...When we were in England last year we visited the shores of Dover. The beach there is all rocky, so we brought home a few of the rocks. They are on one of my shelves of my entertainment center.

  11. Great idea Vel! We have sand from Jamaica in a small apothecary jar:-)

  12. OMGoodness, I just adore this sand bottles and the memories! Boy, I could have one from Miami, Ecuador and Peru lately, lol! I your vignette is great too.

  13. What a fun way to display memories!



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