Shell Keepsake Box

Transform a blank book box into a stunning holiday memento, ideal for storing beach treasures.

Shell Keepsake Box

Skill Level


Time to Make

1 hour

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Paint your secret keepsake book with white paint, as shown, and leave to dry.
  2. Using a ruler and pencil, measure out three 4cm x 4cm squares from both the hessian roll and kraft self-adhesive sheets.
  3. Using a pair of scissors, carefully cut out the six squares.
  4. Stick the hessian and kraft squares onto the front of the painted keepsake book as shown. Try to leave an equal amount of white space around each square.
  5. Finally, glue assorted shells onto the hessian and kraft squares and leave to dry.
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Top Tip

To enhance and brighten the shell colours apply a thin layer of HobbyLine Acrylic Satin Varnish (EV780).