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kgrl0831
« on: June 22, 2005 01:59:11 PM »

I have dozens and dozens of sand dollars I found on vacation and a good assortment of shells. (Welks,conks, etc.)  What are some ideas of what to do with them? FYI the sand dollars can break easily.
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2005 02:14:05 PM »

I put them into candles. You could also get a pretty glass jar or bowl and display them. You could glue them to a picture frame and put a picture from vacation in it.
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2005 02:41:25 PM »

You could dip the sand dollars in resin to strengthen them. I think one would make a really cute pendent necklace. A few years ago I saw someone on a talk show who made a mosaic with them on her fireplace.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2005 05:22:07 PM »

You could drill holes in them and make a mobile.  Somebody around here was making one for her boyfriend or something...it sounded great.
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2005 06:09:16 AM »

you can make a wreath, either all of shells or attach them to one of those twig-wreaths.
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2005 06:41:47 AM »

You could cut wood into a shape and then glue on sand and then glue on the shells and/or sand dollars.
An oval shape around a mirror would be nice.
Here's what I did for a craft with the teenagers at Vacation Bible School one year.

Footprints in the sand is one of my favorite stories  Smiley
There is a really nice story that goes with the sand dollar also.
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2005 11:46:35 PM »

well, i have toooons of sand dollars, and what i do with them, is i paint them with mod poge or clear nail polish too make them shiny, and then take a needlle and poke a hole in them  at the top, you can make earings, or use them as pendents, or u cood, now bear with me. because im not very good  @ explaining things...but...u cood poke 2 holes up and down in each side of the dollars, then take  jump rings and conect them too each other, that wood make a great cuff/bracelet type thing.i hope i didnt confuse u too much....good luck!
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2005 02:58:19 AM »

Kaleesi...I saw that sand dollar story once...do you happen to have a copy of It?  That would be great!

As far as the shells, I recently spray painted them in blue, green and red, kind of just in a tie-dye fashion,,,They came out really pretty and I am going to use them in a 'fake' aguarium!  TishaLee
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