It’s the time of year when I begin to long for the ocean, which is what led me to create a DIY Seashell Shadow Box to begin with. Two years ago, Aaron and I took a trip to San Felipe, Mexico for his birthday (we won’t say which one… you’re welcome, Aaron..)! This trip turned out to be one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had to date. We didn’t stay in a fancy hotel, but instead in an amazing solar powered home along the Sea of Cortez. The Sea of Cortez is one of the richest areas for sea life in the world. It is also home of a Hammerhead Shark birthing area, which I was not aware of, thank God, when we went out in a little sea kayak. I’m adventuresome, but I’m not so sure I really want to see a large shark anywhere near my sea kayak, thank you very much! My memories are filled with walks along the beach, collecting shells, sand dollars and coral, in an environment that was surreal and peaceful. I swore that when we got back, I’d create a shadow box to commiserate the experience and then we got back…. and life kicked in. I’m sure this happens to most of us that have intentions of creating masterpieces of our memories. We bring all of these little trinkets back with us… carefully carting them thousands of miles…. only to have them become clutter on a shelf. Every time we come across said items, we swear that we’re going to do something with them… I know I did.. and…. two years later… I FINALLY MADE SOMETHING! I’m sure most of you have shells, rocks or small items that you’ve collected from various places you’ve visited. I’m sure some of you have even squirreled them away somewhere for a project that you would one day start. Well, today is the day, my friends! Let those memories out of their hiding places and create this awesome DIY Seashell Shadow Box (Note… if you have rocks or other items you’ve collected, they also work for this project.. get ’em out!)! Enjoy!!!!