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Thread: A pretty nice "craft" souvenir

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    A pretty nice "craft" souvenir

    Here is a very doable Aruba souvenir that you can make yourself.
    Even I could do this...I think.

    I think that i would white stain and then distress the frame.
    Giving it a cottage-like look.

    (Michaels has a great assortment of shadow boxes)

    A pretty nice "craft" souvenir-13103382_1096012613775909_717217906687406975_n.jpg

    Do any of you have an "Aruba room" with Aruba crafts/art and or souvenirs?
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 04-28-2016 at 11:38 PM.

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    We have a "Tiki Bar" in the back yard with our Aruba souvenirs. The shadow box idea is nice, but probably wouldn't work in that setting.

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    That is a nice idea. Maybe DW will want to make one.

    We have Aruba stuff scattered around the house. Some painted tin iguanas, framed prints of the natural bridge and the 'Aruba Tree', a couple of painted fish, and a laser etched piece of leather on a plaque.

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    Very nice and crafty. Something I can do with my "customers/residents" at work... some are up at night and this will be great for them.

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    Love this idea. I do have our sand ceremony frame with Eagle Beach sand from our vow renewal A pretty nice "craft" souvenir-sand.jpg
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    This goes along with the "craft" thread, but if it should be its own thread that's fine.

    I saw another idea where you simply get a clay pot, fill it with sand (or put a lightweight filler 2/3 full and sand on top of it so it's not so heavy), lay shells you've collected on the sand and put a glass or plexiglass top on it to make a table.
    A pretty nice "craft" souvenir-shell-table.jpg










    Hoping for a 30th anniversary trip to our favorite place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    Here is a very doable Aruba souvenir that you can make yourself.
    Even I could do this...I think.

    I think that i would white stain and then distress the frame.
    Giving it a cottage-like look.

    (Michaels has a great assortment of shadow boxes)

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    Do any of you have an "Aruba room" with Aruba crafts/art and or souvenirs?
    I have a room dedicated to my souvenirs from Aruba....conch shells, sea shells, sand dollars, florins, large map framed with shelf.....I actually quit bringing stuff home because i have so much I've run out of room.....
    ARUBA....HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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    I forward this to the activities dept. They will be making some for the ladies for Mother's Day..

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