Thursday, November 14, 2019

Sand Pail Ornament #Nautical #BeachyOrnaments #Beachtheme #NauticalChristmas #Dollartree #DIY Ornaments #Christmasornaments

Sand Pail Ornament 

This ornament is so much fun to make and easy too. 

Pick up a few of these pails at the Dollar Tree.

 Add  some embellishment or personalize with markers or printables. 

Maybe Include your family name and year. I used white glue to adhere these  Hibiscus flowers. I've included a printable sheet here for you too.

 You'll need a can of Foam . It's used to block cracks in homes in order to keep out drafts and critters. Find it in most hardware departments. I found this one in Walmart for under $3.00

*******Beware**** This stuff expands to like 5 x it's original size. 

Add a squirt to the pail just enough to fill the pail 1/3 of the way to the top. 

Let dry overnight.

Next you mix up some sand with a little glitter.  Apply glue to the foam and throw on the sand and glitter. I used 2 coats of the sand glitter mix. There are different size grains of sand on the market . I happen to have this big grain on hand and I was worried that I would not like it, however I think it helps hammer home the sand in photos. 

I hope you enjoyed this DIY. Please leave a comment in the box below and  I 'll be sure and comment back. 
I made this ornament as part of the 2019 Ornament Exchange. Pop on over for some DIY inspiration.

With love and gratitude,


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  1. I love the look of the sand - it turned out really cute!

  2. What an adorable idea! The hibiscus flowers are so pretty and I love the texture of the sand.

  3. These ornaments are adorable, and perfect for a beach-themed tree!

  4. Thank you for the ornaments! I can't believe how perfectly they match with our tree this year. I may need to buy some of those buckets to make some for our mini tree. Pinned.

  5. Love it!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 6.

  6. Visiting again! Thanks so much for linking up at #AThemedLinkup 7 for Christmas Trees and Ornaments. Shared again!

  7. So cute! Thanks for linking up with me.


  8. Totally adorable and I wouldn't have thought to use the spray foam to fill it up. Great idea. Thanks for sharing it this year. #HomeMattersParty

  9. What a cute beachy themed ornament! I love the creativity you used to come up with the process of making these look so real!

    Thanks for linking up with us on our Embracing Home and Family link up party!


  10. Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up with me at my party #AThemedLinkup 34 for All Things Christmas, open until December 31 at 12:05 am. Shared again on social media. I invite you to check out all of my themed link parties. Any link you add to my parties can also be added to my Unlimited Monthly party for more views and shares!!


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