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The Lazy Crafter: Sea Shell Memory Jar

A couple of years ago, while Russ and I were in Florida for the holidays, we took a walk along his father’s favorite beach in Jensen. Being a Florida girl myself, I knew I had to collect some sea shells along the way, figuring one day I would make jewelry out of them, a painting, who knows! I just knew I had to have them.

Fast forward a year, we’re back in Jensen Beach with Russ’ dad, his girlfriend Wendy, and his brother Dane, and in our stockings we receive two of those awesome mini zen garden’s for our desks. We both LOVED them.

Mine looked like this:

And Russ’ like this:

Unfortunately, after getting two cats who LOVE to get into everything, they both ended up looking like this:

They have looked like this for months and months but we literally couldn’t bare to let them go. Hoarders much? Probably. We just loved them and thought maybe ONE day we would buy some more fun things to go in them? I have no idea.

So this morning I was emptying the dishwasher and putting some stuff away when I noticed the tupperware container filled with sea shells, and ALSO noticed the empty sand boxes.


Lightbulb went off and I realized I could use one of the many empty salsa jars I’ve been hoarding to create a little memory jar using the leftover sand from our zen gardens and the sea shells from our holiday vacation, both of which came from really great times we’ve spent with Russ’ family.

It’s as easy as it gets, pour the sand in, layer the shells, and BOOM, you’ve got an awesome little memory jar to put on your book shelf! (We are getting new bookshelves this weekend, I am SO excited!!)

I added a little strip of bling to my jar lid to make it feel a bit more romantic. I think it looks lovely.

And that’s that! An easy 5 minute morning craft project to get the day started. We’re off to Home Depot now to get some new dresser knobs for a yard sale find we got last weekend. Will post about that later.

Lots of love to all of you that frequent my blog (all 5 of you, HI MOM!) and hope you have a great Thursday.


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