Coastal Vibes Keepsake Jar

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Coastal Vibes Keepsake Jar
Coastal Vibes Keepsake Jar
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If only there were a way to capture those warm summer days spent on the beach to get you through the cold winter months. Don't worry! With this Coastal Vibes Keepsake Jar, you can bring the beach with you wherever you go. This free holiday craft is the perfect way to display memories from summer trips to the shore on your desk or as a cute display at home. Using mason jars, you can create your own mini-beach, complete with sand, seashells, coral, and any other oceanic items from summer vacation. This DIY project is great for kids as well, and makes a cool science craft for classrooms or the science fair. This summer, bring the sea to your home with this fun summer craft idea.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

MaterialsGlass, Nature Material, Other

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts



Age GroupPreschool & Kindergarten, Elementary School

Project TypeMake a Project

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I always hunt for shells and pretty rocks on my vacations. I like to make crafts with my finds, so I have something to remind me of my vacations. I love the blue jars! I think I will make a jar for each of the families that vacation with us. That will help them remember our summer together!

I'm not anywhere near a beach and don't vacation anywhere near one, but I am thinking this idea would be neat to make with some prairie or desert items in it, like maybe a bit of fosslized wood, some interesting rocks and some dried plants. I even have one of those old jars!

Just getting back from vacation this is a perfect reminder of how amazing and peaceful it was.


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