Five Natural Crafts to Make Using Seashells

sailor's valentineWhile on Sanibel Island, my girls and I went to the Bailey Matthews Shell Museum and gazed in awe at the sailor’s valentines, and yes, I’m going to have my own particular take on that particular craft at some point in the future, but in the meantime, if you’re burning to make your own sailor’s valentine shell mosaic designs, then you must check out this sailor’s valentine box tutorial from Amanda of 32NorthSupplies, featured on the Etsy Supply Street Team blog.

A sailor’s valentine-type box would make a lovely keepsake, but I’m also imagining a completely over-the-top Christmas here, with every gift housed in its own handmade keepsake box.

Too much?

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.

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