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Beach in a Jar Crafts

I love jar crafts, there are so many creative ways to make lovely displays and to create miniature sceneries inside the jars. Summertime is a great time to collect items from the beach like seashells, starfish, sand, pebbles, etc., and make a little ‘beach in a jar’. You can even put small photos and other special items from your vacations and create little beach memory jars. These beautiful little nature crafts are not only fun to make but also look fantastic as part of your decor.

Have a look at these lovely ‘beach in a jar’ crafts to give you ideas and inspiration:

Seashell Terrarium

Seashell Terrarium – Making Home Base




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Easy Seashell Crafts – Better Homes and Gardens



Sand Jars

Sand Jars – Living Locurto




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Beachy Summer Bathroom – How to Nest for Less




Apothecary jars with seashells

Apothecary Jars with Seashells – Ann’s Entitled Life




Layered Spice Jar


You can create lovely jar crafts with fragrant and pretty spices and dried botanicals. You can gather brightly colored botanicals and layer them across or even tilt your jar and create swirly layers.  When you’re layering your jar, make sure to use the bulkier and heavier botanicals and spices as the bottom layers and the lighter ones on the top. Also, after you’ve placed the bottom layer and you’re working on the middle, make sure not to shake your jar to even it out because you’re going to accidentally force some of the middle layer botanicals to fall into and mix in with the bottom layer. You can even out the middle and top layers by gently straightening them out with a spoon.

For the jar above, I used a bottom layer of dried hawthorne berries. They are hard and bulky, a little smaller than dried rosehips, and add a deep rich reddish brown color to whatever crafts you use them on.



For the middle layer, I used dried citrus peels which are chopped into small chunks. They are very fragrant and add a nice deep orange color.



For the top layer, I used crushed dried bay leaves.  If you have dried whole bay leaves, you can crush them with a mortar and pestle or even with your hands. They are also very fragrant and add a wonderful olive green color to the jar.



You can use whatever botanicals and spices you like, there are so many wonderful colors and fragrances that you can combine and get really creative with.  You can create as many layers as you want, depending on the size of your jar. You can also decorate your jars and give them as pretty and fragrant gifts.