DIY: beaches in a jar

It’s safe to say that the best days of summer are gone and fall is already here. Summer holidays have ended and everyone is headed back to school, college or work. As I know many of you might have been visiting some great beaches throughout the holidays, I wanted to share this DIY project I did a few weeks ago.

Even though you’ll find many different „beaches in a jar“ projects on Pinterest etc., I still wanted to show you how I did it, because this is one of the easiest and prettiest DIY’s I did.

My main reason for thinking about these beaches in a jar is my moms obsession with bringing sand from every beach we visited on our vacations. We basically had these bags of sand at home which needed to be decorated in some way, so I made that my project this summer (as I didn’t get out of the house due to an amazing management exam I had to take).

So if you’re looking for an easy way to put your memories from your last summer vacation on display, I definitely think those beaches in a jar are perfect.

All you need is:

glass containers

paper tags

different ribbons

and the sand (and seashells) from your summer vacation

I started with filling the sand into my jars and adding the seashells and other little finds from the beach on top of it. To decorate the jars I chose some ribbon and a cord to tie around them. As I wanted to put the jars into my bathroom (which is basically decorated in a blue & white beach theme), I went with those colors.

After I tied the bows around the jars, I took the tags and put the different locations of where I got the sand from on them. I added information like the name of the beach, the place and of course I wrote down when I visited the beaches.

Finally I tied the tags onto the ribbons around the jars.

And voilà… beaches in a jar!

By the way: You can easily switch out the sand for other souvenirs from your vacation (like stones etc.) to match your decorations at home. I also found some projects on Pinterest where people put photos into the jars and thought that might look cute as well!

Have fun!




6 thoughts on “DIY: beaches in a jar

  1. It is so cute and simple at the same time!
    I don’t have the opportunity to go on vacation very often, but this year is the year! So I will probably do this to bring a little bit of the sea side to my home 🙂

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