One of my favorite pastimes is gathering shells, and then putting them on a strings (I love strings of things). A very easy craft and one that I'm sure your recipient would love. I'm not including this in my flat project as it exceeds the dimensions. But it is something I would definitely include in a package for a pen pal.
What you'll need:
- shells - especially watch out for the ones with holes otherwise this won't be an easy craft
- thread in your favorite color, and needle
- tassels, pieces of fabric, anything that you want to add to your string
- origami paper for the box
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The shells I pick usually go in a small glass bottle with a label of the name of the beach. How do you keep your shells or the things you gather from nature? Is there a especial way you keep them?
Have a wonderful weekend and if you go to a beach keep this string in mind!
PS: I leave today for Copenhaguen (haven't been there since I was 18). I'm helping with a project, and they were willing to pay for my travel expenses (so if you know me, you know I can't keep myself out of an airplane for too long). I hope to instagram the