Have you ever felt the need for sun and sand between your toes when it is snowing outside? I certainly have.
I always wish I could somehow bottle up some summer sun- like I do my summer tomatoes. Here is the next best thing!
Preserving a little bit of vacation- and maybe (maybe!) if I put it right next to the heater vent in the winter, I can take myself back to the beach with this beach in a box.
- Wooden Hinged Box
- Mod Podge
- Miniature Garden Tools
- Miniature Metal Pail
- Miniature Flip Flops
- Dark Brown Craft Paint
- Light Grey Craft Paint
- Foam Brush
- Vacation photo, sized to fit inside box lid
- Small Screwdriver
- Paper Napkins
I wanted to try and make my box look similar to driftwood. I painted the entire box a dark brown color.
Re-attach the hardware, and allow the soon-to-be beach in a box to dry.
When the box was dry, I started on the inside.
Trim your photo to fit the inside of the box lid. Then apply a coat of Mod Podge to the inside of the box lid.
When the Mod Podge is dry, apply a coat over the top of your photo.
Allow the box to dry completely.
I sealed the rest of the beach in a box with Mod Podge as well. That step is optional.
Then, add your sand.
Then add your beach in a box miniatures.
Give yourself some time to dig around in it a bit.
And ready for you to open it up….
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).