Christmas Ornament Souvenir

I gathered up piles of shells in South Padre last week so I’ll be sharing a few fun craft ideas with you over the next few weeks.  A few days ago I shared a collection of crafty shell ideas and today I want to show you the Christmas ornament souvenir I made to remind us of this year’s beach trip.
christmas ornament souvenir
I started with a flat glass ornament and filled it with small shells and some of my favorite broken pieces {and a few specks of sand that snuck in}.
beach vacation christmas ornament souvenir

I used a Sharpie to write our vacation destination and year on a strip of fabric …
christmas ornament souvenir… then tied it, along with a few strands of burlap, onto the top of the ornament.
shabby ribbon tied on christmas ornament souvenir
I love this beachy little ornament and I love that when we get it out every Christmas, we’ll remember our fun family vacation in South Padre.
christmas ornament souvenir filled with shells


  1. Diane says

    I didn’t find all those different shells on that beach. Did you buy them from a shop? I got lots of shells, however, they were all the same.

  2. Diane says

    Okay ignore my questions. Lucky you finding all those different shells. Did you get up early in the morning before they comb the beach?

    • Randi Dukes says

      We found a lot of them in the water. We seemed to have better luck with that than on the beach. We’d feel large shells with our feet and reach down to pick them up.