Any beach that I’ve gone to has a special place in my heart and it’s always heartbreaking to say goodbye to the sand, waves, sunset and all. But why feel sad if I can bring the beach (part of it) with me at home?
Aside from buying keychains and taking thousands of photos, I collect shells fresh from the seashore and place them in a jar as travel keepsakes. Lately, I decided to make it extra special by creating a DIY souvenir. Starting with a pretty memento I created from last month’s trip where I was so lucky to visit an underrated beach, rich with beautiful shells and sand. I got the small jar from a department store and after filling it with stuff I collected, I made a handwritten label to look more artsy.
If you can’t find some shells, you can still make it with only the sand, tiny rocks, pebbles or even the water itself. You can get creative with the look and display purposes. Stop being sad when leaving your well-loved destination and just relive the travel feels with this cheap and easy DIY souvenir idea!