Similar to Beach Diorama Boxes, you can let your imagination run free with these glass blocks. Glass blocks for crafting can be purchased at your local craft store or online (see sources below). They come in different sizes, are self standing and have an opening on top. The dimensional effect you get with a beach display is great -add lights and it's even better!
DIY Beachy Glass Block at Pat Catan's.
Don't you just love the Christmas glass blocks with lights! So many possibilities.