I got instructions for how to do this from House on the Way. The sides are painted black. Please excuse the paper towel background...I was trying not to make a mess! I bought the letter from Hobby Lobby that was 13.5 inches tall. I think it was about $2.00 a letter - when they were on sale :)
This gift is for my husband. He and my son collect shells from all the beaches we've been to. I got this little jar with a cork lid from Michaels for $2.29. We were careful and turned the jar on its side then filled it with shells. I thought he could put it in his office at work. I'm kind of wishing I had collected some sand. Next time...
This ornament gets so many compliments! One of my co-workers gave it to me and I smile every time I pass by the tree :)
This was the sunset driving home from work last night! I love it when the clouds get puffy like a million individual cotton balls!