How to Make a Keepsake of a Beach Vacation­čĆä

We brought home sand, shells and Spanish moss from our vacation. This is what we did with it.

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How to Make a Keepsake of a Beach Vacation­čĆä
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We got a gallon bag of sand.

We got a gallon bag of sand.

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I sifted out the sand.

I sifted out the sand.

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Leaving behind large parts that can be trashed.

Leaving behind large parts that can be trashed.

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I grabbed a cute glass jar.

I grabbed a cute glass jar.

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With lid.

With lid.

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Fill glass jar 1/3 way.

Fill glass jar 1/3 way.

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Like so.

Like so.

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The shells we picked I had soaked in baking soda with warm water, rinsed and allowed to dry.

The shells we picked I had soaked in baking soda with warm water, rinsed and allowed to dry.

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Now there are these Cypress trees that had Spanish moss growing on them.

Now there are these Cypress trees that had Spanish moss growing on them.

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Look closer.

Look closer.

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That's what I have here. I pulled down a bag of it. I soaked in cool water with baking soda, swished it around till clean. Rinsed till water was clear. Then allow to dry.

That's what I have here. I pulled down a bag of it. I soaked in cool water with baking soda, swished it around till clean. Rinsed till water was clear. Then allow to dry.

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I just cut off the amount I want.

I just cut off the amount I want.

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Insert in jar to the side.

Insert in jar to the side.

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Like so.

Like so.

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Pick a few shells.

Pick a few shells.

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Place next to moss. How nice. ­čśÄ

Place next to moss. How nice. ­čśÄ

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Grab clear plastic wrap.

Grab clear plastic wrap.

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Place over top.

Place over top.

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Stretch tight, no wrinkles.

Stretch tight, no wrinkles.

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Grab only the ring part of lid.

Grab only the ring part of lid.

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This part.

This part.

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Screw on top.

Screw on top.

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Trim excess.

Trim excess.

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Grab some ribbon.

Grab some ribbon.

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Tie around top.

Tie around top.

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Like so.

Like so.

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Reminds me of my vacation.

Reminds me of my vacation.

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So pretty.

So pretty.

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Enjoy!

Enjoy!

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