Tim Holtz Sand and Sea Project

Tim Holtz Sand and Sea Project

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Additional Information



  • Sizzix&® BIGKick&™ machine
  • Sizzix&® Bigz Die: Sand & Sea by Tim Holtz&®
  • Tim Holtz&®:
    Ideology grunge board
    Memo pins
    Lavish trimmings ribbons
    Distressed paint in spiced marmalade, wild honey, picket fence, pumice stone & forest moss
    Distressed ink in vintage photo, broken china
  • 22 gauge silver wire
  • Floral foam-dry
  • Glue gun & glue sticks
  • Matte sealer-aerosol spray
  • Milk bottle
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrush
  • The Moss Collection variety pack


1. Die cut starfish, seahorse and sand dollar from grunge board.
2. Apply distress paints to die cut pieces. Apply darker paints to one side of object and lighter paints to opposite side. Add dots to starfish by dipping pencil into puddle of paint and touching to starfish. Allow to dry.
3. Spray matte sealer to bottle to give the bottle a flat paint look and allow
to dry.
4. Add floral foam to bottle, trimming to fit.
5. Apply moss collection to top of bottle with hot glue.
6. Attach seahorse and sand dollar to wire with hot glue. Insert into foam. Adhere starfish to arrangement. Add bits of moss to arrangement, if necessary to hide all foam.
7. Dye ribbon with distress ink. Allow to dry. Wrap around bottle.
8. Attach two sentiments to memo pin and insert into arrangement.