What would make it perfect is a trap door or sliding bottom for easy emptying- An awesome DIY bottle opener, perfect for outdoor parties. It even collects the bottle caps. Ideal Father's Day gift or project to make with Dad.
Put a picture of the beach you visited in a shadow box frame and fill the bottom with sand from that beach. Much neater than a random jar of sand and shells! decorate the frame or put seashells or treasures found on the beach in the shadow box