Wednesday, September 8, 2010

MyGrafico Challenge #65

Hello! I made this project: Scented Shells in a box for MyGrafico Challenge #65: Beach Theme Color Challenge (Inspired by the Beachtime Papers)

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Beachtime Papers by LILY BIMBLE

Pocket Full of Shells by CHERI WENGER

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As sea shells are generally associated with water, the ideal place to display a collection is in the batchroom. Add a further pleasing dimension to their colour and form by making them fragrant.

Collection of sea shells
Dish-washing liquid
1 vanilla pod (bean)
Small cuttlefish bone
Lemon, bay and rosemary essential oils
Plastic ice-cream container with tight-fitting lid
Small box or bowl

1. Scrub and wash the shell carefully in soapy water to which a little bleach has been added, and set aside to dry on a towel.

2. Moisten a cuttlefish bone with 25 drops of lemon, 15 drops of bay and 5 drops of rosemary essential oils. Place a bruised vanilla pod and the cuttlefish bone into a plastic ice-cream container. Add the shells, seal down the lid and leave for 4 weeks. Remove half the shells and arrange in a small box or bowl for display. After a few weeks or whenever the shells lose their fragrance, replace with the other shells left in the container. Do this on a regular basis, and occasionally refresh the cuttlefish bone with a few drops of the essential oils.

Thanks for looking!


  1. I loved your box and the scented shells recipe is wonderful! Thanks so much for including it!

  2. this 'shore' is a sweet box. Really simple but makes such a bold statement

  3. Wow the box is so cute... great job TFS

  4. Very creative project this week using the theme. Nicely done.

  5. Thanks for the scented shells recipe! That's awesome.