Friday, November 18, 2011

Sand Jars

We spent a day at the beach while we were in California.  I took along a ziploc bag for each of the kids to collect shells and sand in. 
I found these cute little vases at Walmart for $1. I got the corks at Roberts Crafts.

 When we got home we put the smaller shells in the jar with some sand. I purposely did not fill them all they way so that the kids can move the sand around to see the shells they found.  I added a tag and a shell or two and tied it on with twine.

I also made one for myself without any shells. (Since I gave all the ones I found to the kids.)


  1. I LOVE these! Thanks for stopping by our blog! We are following you!
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  2. These look spuer cute! Very clever. I am your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow me back, if you want to =-) I wanted to invite you to link up at my linky party TGIF - - Beth =-)

  3. What a great idea! My mother made us Christmas tree ornaments from the local beaches and I have continued that tradition with beaches we have vacationed to, but I love the idea of the bottle for the children to be able to play with it. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Moms Share!

  4. What a sweet idea! Thanks for linking all your great projects up to the Head to Head Showdown! I'm following! ~Jen @

  5. So cute!! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Friday!