Beach in a Jar

Learn how to make this Beach in a Jar craft and get ready for summer!

Earlier in February Madison and I spent an entire day in the Bahamas at Disney’s Castaway Cay. It was beautiful and reminded me so much of the Caribbean where I originally grew up. Sun, sand and sea, all the things the Caribbean is known for. It also made me a little homesick. that’s where the idea of this beach in a jar craft came from. While at Disney’s Castaway Cay, Madison picked up a few shells and brought them back home with her and it’s a great way to remember her vacation. 

There’s nothing quite like the Caribbean and their beaches. Sure there are beaches here in the US, but nothing quite as clear as the beaches in the Caribbean sea where you can see all the way to the bottom. Where you can see your feet in the water. I remember going to the beach every weekend with my aunt and cousins. We would walk the 15-20 minutes from my house to the beach around noon, after lunch, and then stay until the sun went down. We would watch the fishermen catch their fish so they can resell to the public, climb guava trees and eat gru-gru (a hard nut from a tree). Those were the good ole days and oh how I miss them. There really is no place like home and this beach in the jar reminds me very much of the home that I miss.

Beach in a Jar

Supplies Needed:

Mason Jars with Clasps


Sea Charms

Sea Shells

Assorted Rocks


Step 1: Add a layer of sand at the bottom of your mason jar

Step 2: Combine rocks and shells on top of the layer of sand 

Step 3: Attach your charm to the clasp of your jar using the links. 

That’s it! You’re done and it was so easy to do. 

Note: I decided to paint the clasps of my mason jar with a copper spray paint that I had instead of keeping them silver, since my charms were gold. While I wish I had a gold can of spray paint, I thought the copper turned out really well. If you decide on using silver charms, there won’t be a need to change the color. 

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