Since we got married we've always had a snowflake themed Christmas tree to go with our holiday decor. While collecting snowflake ornaments I've also collected meaningful Christmas ornaments, including ones from our vacations. When we were in Aruba last year I couldn't find any ornaments I liked so I decided to bring back some things to make my own.
While walking on the beach we collected a bag of sand and some shells. When we were in town I bought a small turtle that said 'ARUBA' to put in the ornament as well. When we got home I picked-up some glass ornaments, stickers, and ribbon to make my own ornament.
I used a funnel to get the sand inside of the ornament and dropped in some shells.
Using scrap booking letter stickers I wrote 'Aruba 2015' on the outside of the ornament. Tape worked well as a guideline.
I kept the box the glass ornament came in for storage, and to hold the extra glass ornaments until I get back from more trips!