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My son and I spent the afternoon crafting this little ornament made with momento’s from our family vacation to Florida this year. The glittery Mod Podge that we used to glue down and seal the lettering give the ornament a snow globe kind of feel that I love.
We took the boys to Disney this year but of course their favourite part of the trip was hanging out on the beach searching for shells. Seriously don’t know why we wasted our money at Disney. All they remember from that trip is our day at the beach.
During the trip we smuggled a little bag of sand and some tiny seashells from the beach (I know you really shouldn’t do that). But I thought we could make a little family vacation Christmas ornament for our tree. As the boys get older we’ll always remember that trip to the beach (and wasting about $600 at Disney).
For this craft you will need:
- Glittery Mod Podge
- clear plastic ornament
- sand and seashells
- scrapbook paper (if you want to add anything else into the ornament)
- paint brush
To make sure all the letters were even I simply used a piece of tape as my guide (and then removed it after). Simply apply a layer of Mod Podge, lay the letters down, and then apply another layer of Mod Podge on top of the letters.
The fun part- picking out our shells.
I also added a little Florida State Shape and a pirate ship (we went on a pirate cruise at the beach that the boys loved) into the ornament. I used shapes from the Silhouettes online store and used a tourist map we brought home from our trip to cut out the shapes.
I used a funnel to fill with sand. Dropped the shells and the pirate ship and Florida State shape into the ornament. Tie with ribbon and you have a personalized Christmas ornament to remind your family of each of all of the trips you take together year after year.
I think we’ll be making this a Christmas tradition.