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#1 of 4 Old 03-27-2007, 07:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We found 20 unbroken sand dollars on a recent beach walk...it was dd's first trip to the coast, so I'd love to make something with them to remember the event...any ideas? They are 3-5 inches across.
I'd love some easy suggestions!
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Maybe a shadow box? You could put some sand in it and artfully place 2 or 3 sand dollars in it as well as some broken pieces (the little 'doves' inside are very interesting, too) and a few other small shells? If you get an unfinished shadow box (we got a set of 3 from IKEA last year for like $10) you can both paint or stain it and put the date, place and a nice quote too.

Or maybe carefully drill small holes, shellac the sand dollars if they're too fragile and make a mobile?

Not the greatest ideas but it's the best I've got right now...
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Thanks! I was considering a mobile...I like the shadowbox idea too.
Any more ideas out there? Keep 'em coming!
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hot glue to a box that dd can save mementos in,
or hot glue to a piece of wood and then display as art,
create a border around a room or create a "frame" on a wall then put a picture or mirror in center (not exactly sure how you would adhere them tho),
love the mobile idea too.
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