Did not finish my project using 73 items. Deciding on a theme and looking for items I already had took awhile but the main time constraint was my committee CEO kept interfering so I did not finish. I love the beach so this is what this was/is going to be. It really took much more time than I had planned but it was fun using items I already had and making due. The sand is from 2 different countries as are the shells, feathers. I thought the bubble wrap would tone down the fabric as well as give reflection like water. Lesson learned. "Begin, do Not Wait"