This project is a perfect gift for your beach-loving friends!
This project is a perfect gift for your beach-loving friends!

Scrapbooks make great gifts. It gives the receiver the impression that he or she is special. After all, you spent time and effort working on it. However, the usual scrapbook can get pretty cliché and boring. It would be nice to give it an upgrade, be more creative and innovative.

Give the old, boring scrapbook an upgrade with this seashell book.
Give the old, boring scrapbook an upgrade with this seashell book.

Consider this DIY Seashell Book. You can have this as a mini-photobook if you have small seashell molds. For large seashells, you can add magazine cut-outs and stickers on each page. This is perfect especially for your friends who love the beach. Try it out!

Materials:

  • Sea shells (2 shells, about 3.5″ or 9cm)
  • 9×12″ pad of watercolor paper (7 sheets)
  • Waxed thread
  • Rubber band (or hair tie)

Tools:

  • Pencil
  • Cutting mat
  • Awl (or Dremel drill)
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Small bowl of water
  • Towel

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You can get step-by-step instructions here…