As you may remember, I recently took a trip to SanFrancisco with my husband. On our trip we visited El Pescado Beach where we had a lot of fun taking in the fresh ocean air, beautiful scenery, all while collecting lots of shells and rocks. Prior to visiting the ocean, my mom recommended that I bring home some shells and sand to make a special decoration. I thought it was a great idea, so while I was at the ocean I collected some sand in a cup, a couple rocks, and some of the most interesting shells I could find. Well, atleast the ones that were intact, that is. My pretty ocean decoration is now sitting on my mantle, proudly showing off my beautiful memories.
Here is what you will need to make an ocean decoration bowl, like the one pictured above:
- Glass Bowl ( I bought one from the $Store)
- TeaLight Candle ( I had one on hand, but you can purchase them just about anywhere including the $Store)
While your at the ocean make sure to bring a cup with a lid to collect sand in, and also a small bag to collect shells and rocks. A great tip for searching for shells is to look for them by the rocks, other wise, you may just end up with pieces.
Once you arrive home pour the sand in the bowl and place a tealight candle in the middle of the sand. Rinse and dry your rocks and shells and then place them around the candle. Your result with be a beautiful ocean decorative bowl that you can show off anywhere in your house. The cool thing about it is that you will have a decoration that is unique and a cool way to remember your great time.