Day 175: Beach Memories Jar

What do you get when you combine a mason jar, burlap and a couple of starfish?

Beach Memories Jar

I think you get a perfect place for collecting shells and the other treasures that you pick up on your beach vacation. I know that whenever we go on vacation at the beach, we collect various small items from our walks – shells, seaglass, tiny crab shells – but we never have someplace to put them so that we can easily transport them home. This jar could be the answer to that.

I started with a basic mason jar. I cut a circle of blue burlap for the top of the jar lid and embellished with a small starfish. That was the easy part. I then cut another piece of burlap to wrap around the jar. It was a bit wider than I really wanted so I cut a strip off of that and used it to create the bow. I adhered the burlap to the jar using glue dots and good old Elmer’s glue. I then used more glue to attach the bow and the larger, more dimensional starfish to the front of the jar. This was a bit more challenging since I tend to be impatient and had to wait for the glue to dry thoroughly before standing the jar up.

Once the glue was dry and I could stand the jar up, I took it out to our back patio to snap this picture.

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2 Responses

  1. How cute and a great idea.

  2. This is my favorite so far. It is great!

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