I think I mentioned that I am going to try to make as many of my Christmas gifts this year as possible. I spent yesterday working on the gift for a good friend of mine. My friend E goes to Destin about 4 times a year and LOVES the beach. She also collects crosses to display in her home. So when I saw this blog, E immediately came to mind since the sea shell cross looked liked something she would love.
The other day I went back to that blog and saw that she was selling some of the crosses she had made. For $40 and $45 dollars! Of course I thought I could make something similar a lot cheaper. So I went to the Dollar Tree and bought 3 bags of shells for $3.21 and to Wal-mart and bought a wooden cross and clear spray paint for $5.59. I already had the hot glue gun and glue sticks. Total cost = $8.80 and about 3 hours.
Here's the finished project:
Mine isn't quite as fancy as the ones from the Gahan Girls blog, but I think it looks pretty nice, and I think my friend will like it. I want to go to the beach now, just so I can collect a truck full of free shells!