I love trips to the beach, but I am pretty much incapable of not picking up every piece of beach 'stuff' that I come across while I'm there. Of course, this means that I need to come up with some sort of project that not only incorporates the piles of driftwood and shells that I've accumulated over the years, but also does so in an 'I don't actually live on the beach' kind of way.
This is my FAVORITE kind of Internet research, right here...
(Photo from: driftwoodstuff.blogspot.com)
(Photo from: ellenscreativepassage.blogspot.com - she uses them as planter decorations, but I'm also thinking this might make an excellent magic wand for my daughter...)
(Photo from visiblymoved.blogspot.com)
(Photo from: crafts-for-all-seasons.com - I think these might make fun gifts/party favors at some point down the road)
(Photo from: Pinterest.com - and if anyone knows where this originally came from, please let me know...I love this idea, and I'd like to see if there are more.)