Turn plain boxes into beachy seashell matchboxes. Fun crafts to do with kids and a great way to save your beach combing finds!
How To Make Seashell Matchboxes
Tools & Materials
Flatback crystal gems
1. Remove matches from matchbox (or buy a craft matchbox). Cut a piece of scrapbook paper to wrap around matchbox. Glue around matchbox.
2. Glue larger shells to top of match box, setting them close together. Fill in smaller spaces with smaller shells, secured by glue.
3. Glue one or two gems to lid. Here’s a video we made showing how we like to glue rhinestones.
4. Mix glue with a little water and paint it into the small spaces between the shells and around the lid. Dust with shell dust and fine glitter.
While you are beachcombing, look for clusters of broken shells on the beach. Bring a little baggie and scoop up some of the shell dust, tiny broken pieces of shells that are bigger than sand. Shell dust is wonderful for filling in spaces on shell crafts!
Jennifer & Kitty
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