I love ornaments that tell a story, don't you! This one will remind me of our Maui trip we took this year. Before we left on the last day, I scooped up some beach sand to bring home. I actually put it in a large Tic Tac container (that I then taped shut so it wouldn't spill in my bags) and it worked perfectly!
Anyway, if you don't have beach sand from a special trip laying around, keep this in mind for your next vacation.
Pick up a clear ball ornament from the craft store, cut out vinyl with your location and date and apply it to the ornament.
Then put the ornament in a little bowl to hold it up while you pour sand in using a funnel.
Secure the top on with a bit of hot glue and add a hook or ribbon to hang.
Now I get to pull out a bit of the beach every Christmas. And here's our personalized Disney ornament from a few years ago.
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