Keepsake Sand Planter

May 24, 2016Allison Murray
Make beachy memories and keep them in your mind with this easy keepsake sand planter!

Make beachy memories and keep them in your mind with this easy keepsake sand planter!

So Rob is an artist and an art collector. He has a small but growing collection of pieces including some hand signed limited prints. I think he told me that these aren’t just like prints you get at the craft store and throw in a frame. Instead these are hand printed by the artist using a method of layering which makes them valuable because the artist takes the time to make them and then numbers and signs them.

Now I don’t care for everything he has. Some of it is just to artsy for me, I guess! I like colorful and happy things which is why one of my three original paintings I have purchased says “Get it, girl” on a blue background with pink and yellow flowers all around. Ha! The difference in our taste sometimes just tickles me :)

Make beachy memories and keep them in your mind with this easy keepsake sand planter!

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Over on a bookshelf that has been chewed by our previous pup, Lucy, and is missing the shelf we somehow misplaced when moving and haven’t found since we have Rob’s favorite art thing and my favorite art thing. His is this amazing print that he jokes we could sell and go on a great vacation or put a nice chunk of change into our new house down payment fund! And we have my fave, Gina, the dog sculpture I got at Uptown Thrift for around $2 because it was half off on that color tag that day. I named her Gina because that’s the name the artist scrawled on the bottom of her behind :)

So we have Rob’s fancy art and my thrift store art. Does it make me love my dog statue any less to know it’s in front of a much more valuable piece? Nope. Not at all! Does Gina look any less regal sitting next to a handmade artisan bowl also from Rob’s collection that I started tossing all of our spare change in because it may be art but it can still be functional? Nope. I still love that dang dog so much and still count her among one of my favorite possessions!

We’ve had a lot of things over on that bookshelf including a chunky glitter covered pumpkin that we loved but things have always been seasonal. So I decided to incorporate my new-found love of cacti with my old loves of keepsake crafts and fun color and made a keepsake sand planter. Get all of the details over at Mom Spark this week to make your own!!!

Make beachy memories and keep them in your mind with this easy keepsake sand planter!

Comments (1)

  • Pat Schwab

    June 5, 2016 at 6:45 AM

    In my early twenties, I got into sandpainting and loved it. I was buying every cool large glass container at yard sales that I could find. I got so good at it that a couple local floral shops were selling some of them. It was really relaxing, I was able to do birds, suns, and mountains with a lot of patience and practice. I like how yours looks.

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