DIY Changing Pad

Great gift to make for a baby shower – use fun colorful, kid friendly fabric!


1 1/2 yards cotton fabric (45″)
1 1/2 yards terry cloth fabric
1/4 yard coordinating cotton fabric for closure
3″ 3/4″ wide velcro
6″ 3/4″ wide elastic
Coordinating thread
Thin wipes case (like: Huggies)

Click HERE for the instructions and pattern

Shrimp Slurp Gun

I’d never heard of this before – but if you’re going to a beach – this is the gadget to bring! Catch a bunch of shrimp from deep in the sand – Awesome!


  • 2 inch PVC pipe x 20 inches long
  • 2 inch cap
  • 2 inch PVC test plug
  • washer that is 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter
  • another smaller washer if the center hole in the large washer is large
  • 3/4 inch PVC pipe x 23 inches long
  • 3/4 inch cap
  • 3/4 inch elbow
  • 3/4 inch PVC snap fitting PVC cement
  • a tape measure
  • a hacksaw

Click HERE for the instructions

Seashell Book or Journal


Find two plastic or real shells and drill 3 small holes in each. Fold paper in half and trace around and cut so that the pages will fit nicely. Punch corresponding holes in the papers. Stack all and tie together with string.

You can leave the pages blank to write your beachy musings or use paper with pictures on them, like this gal did.


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