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« on: August 26, 2012 05:42:45 PM »

My sister in law just got back from her honeymoon and they found tons of sand dollars on the beaches. What could she do with 37 sand dollars?

"Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from." -Jodie Foster

"The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well."

« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012 06:17:38 AM »

I have to admit, that I just googled, what sanddollars are, Grin and they look really beautiful. So I'm not sure, if they are too big, but they look like they would do a nice necklace.
As nobody needs 37 sanddollar-necklaces, she could also do some sort of wind chime (she could also add other stuff they found on the beach like shells...if they did Smiley )
Or she could paint them or just write nice quotes or stuff on them and hang them on the wall as a nice wall decoration.
It would be a nice idea to combine the sanddollars somehow with the honeymoon...but I don't find a good solution...maybe if you can glue some pictures of the honeymoon on the inside...but I don't know if it will work.
So I hope, I could help you/her and say her congratulations for marrying from me Smiley
And sorry for all the language mistakes, I really tried, but I'm just too long out of it Sad
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012 06:25:01 AM »

Sand dollars are very fragile when tried out. You can paint them with white glue/water mixture let dry and repeat several times to help then harden a bit. Various Christmas ornaments can be made with them. Oh, and make sure you clean them well before doing anything. I put the ones I find in a water with a little bleach for a few hours, rinse and do it again, then let them dry completely.
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012 08:55:03 AM »

Thanks guys!

She doesn't want to bleach them because she likes the dark parts around the flower design (if that makes sense). But I'm going to try to convince her to at least coat them to make them stronger.

A wind chime would be really cute I'm just not sure how well it would hold up outside. Although I suppose she wouldn't actually have to hang it outside...

"Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from." -Jodie Foster

"The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well."

« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012 01:39:49 PM »

She could glue them to either a plain mirror or even picture frames.  Grin
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