For my whole life I have loved the ocean, collected shells, and always had them in my surroundings. I keep them in boxes and bottles all over the house. But, I wanted something a little special for this particular collection. That’s why I came up with this Beach Inspired Memory Jar. And it didn’t cost me a penny-love it!
This sand and shells are from our trip to Tahiti, a few years ago.
I wanted to keep them separate from the rest of my shells and sand.
I gathered my shells, twine and a salad dressing bottle. Sounds easy right?
I started with wrapping twine around the bottom of my jar. I used regular old hot glue to attach both ends to my jar.
I didn’t have a cork to seal my jar, so I wrapped twine into a tight ball. I was hot gluing along the way, so it wouldn’t come unraveled.
I then filled my jar with sand and shells from the Tahiti trip. The sand is a mixture of several beaches we went to on each island.
I placed the twine ball inside the jar top, sealing it with, yet again-hot glue.
I attached my lovely sea shell with hot glue as well. I made sure the was glue on the bottom, and both sides of the shell. This way, the shell wouldn’t topple over.
Now I have a lovely beach inspired memory jar from our fabulous trip to Tahiti. Looks just like the ones I have seen while shopping at PB, TJ Maxx, and Ross. My cost? Zero. I had everything already. I love when that happens!!
Do you have any shells and sand that are special to you? Do you want to save it in a jar? Now you know how. Easy peasy!
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