Shell Sifting Boxes

5:54:00 PM

Here's a great box for display or to use to sift shells at the beach. Shims, weathered wood, and square wire mesh 
were used to create these boxes.

I stained the boxes a weathered grey color and added 
a sand dollar and a starfish for embellishment.

An old, rusty, metal barrel strap made great handles!

Use them for display or take them to the beach 
to sift your shells!



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  1. I love these. I was raised on the shores of Lake Michigan and my little ones and I can spend all day on any beach. We love soaking up the sun, reading, books, splashing in the water, building sand castles and most of- hunting for beach glass, cool rocks, and shells. I am making one of these (or more) and I cant wait to put them to use. Thanks for the amazing idea!!!!

  2. Aren't you the clever one! These are great. I love the soft gray color.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Wow, Susan! I Love your boxes! Loving the gray color too! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow! Love the boxes, they are great! Like the soft grey color and the shell on the front, very cool idea!

  5. GREAT idea! I miss living by a beach :o(

  6. Hi again neighbor! Love these! We should get together some time! Maybe for a crafting night????? =)


  7. YUM!! Love love LOVE this!! I live in an oceanside city...will SO copy your idea,. so thanks for your inspiration!

    Deborah, visiting from

  8. What a great idea! I love this! My kids would have a wonderful time with these. Great job! I'd love for you to share this on my link party today! Have a great weekend!

  9. I would love to have these and use it for decoration in the house. Thoughts have already started flowing.

    Saw your link on 'French Country Cottage'. I am hosting my first Link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see ya at the party :)

  10. Great project for kids! I'd love it if you'd come link this up at my Home and Family Friday linky party!


  11. Haven't I seen these somewhere before? ;) Lisa~

  12. What a wonderful idea. How perfect to decorate a beach house table top too. Love them! Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!

  13. I never go to the beach, but I can appreciate the beauty of these boxes! Love 'em!

  14. Beautiful and Clever! Our family loves the beach so much that is is our theme for Christmas! This would be beautiful on our table full of Christmas and seaside goodies and then super useful in the summer, too!

  15. This is beautiful! I love the handles! This would also make a great planter to set out by the front door at our beach house..

  16. So charming and sweet~ love it! Thanks for linking up at FNF :)

  17. Aw, they are very sweet - you've done a lovely job!


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