Summer in a Jar

I'm joining in on the Adornit Summer Blog Hop!! I love summer and can't wait for Winter to be over. For the blog hop (you can find the button on the right side of my blog - you may have to scroll a bit), I have to create a Summer Favourites Project, and I thought - since it's winter, how could I have summer all year round? I wish I could bottle the smells, sounds, and activities of summer! So here's what I came up with:

I have used a 16cm x 12 cm jar from Ikea (it was only $5!), then filled it with clean sand I bought at Earthborn. I sprinkled in some shells and starfish, then added my handmade 3x3 mini album - complete with 3D sandcastle on the front. On the top I wrapped the lid with fibre in a soft green/blue, added some summery flowers that I embellished with rhinestones, and then added some bouncy butterflies. There's some party themed organza ribbon on the hinge. I also added the rhinestone word "memories" across the front of the jar.

Here's what the top looks like - and you can see the butterflies a little better. I used acetate to create little curves that the butterflies are attached to, so any breeze or movement of the jar makes them bounce above the flowers!

Ah the sandcastle - the ultimate summer icon. I made mine out of yellow Bazzill cardstock, there are 3 layers with little windows and a door cut out for dimension. The flag is a toothpick and green pp.
This little 3x3 inch mini album was created using one sheet of Doodlebug pp, specially folded to make the pages. Then I used two scraps of paper and chipboard to create the front and back cover. There is a ribbon that holds the pages together (instead of open like this). I will have a tutorial for this mini album up by the weekend, so pop back if you're interested. It truly is very easy, and oh so cute!
So there you have it - the sand, shells, fish, sandcastle and gorgeous flowers and butterflies - all the things I love about Summer. Lift the lid and you can almost hear the waves!
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24 comments

Night Owl Mama said...

Super creative that is very cute

Thanks for sharing stopping by from the SITS to say HELLO

JennyMac said...

That has to be one of the cutest things I have ever seen. So creative!

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

beautiful creations as usual!! looking forward to that tutorial that would be fab!

Ria said...

That's very pretty. Your creativity is like a waterfall. It just keeps flowing and flowing and flowing and... Great project!

Anonymous said...

Hi from SITS. That's an adorable creation. And it's a simple enough idea for anyone to make. Thanks for sharing.

Taryn said...

Okay, this is one of the cutest things I have ever seen! WOW! You are uber-creative! IT'S WONDERFUL!!!

Stopping by from SITS. I am a big time crafter, and love your blog! I am happy to be one of your newest followers!!!

Love,
Taryn

http://www.lovetaryn.blogspot.com
http://www.lovetaryn.etsy.com

Julie Camacho said...

Sarah! That is sooo cute! Are you going to add these to your etsy shop? I think these would make cute gifts!

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Very cute.

Multiple personalities.. said...

That is just adorable! I love it so much and will probably be stealing the idea from you! I love the flowers on top, very summery colors. Nice to meet you via SITS!

Ashley said...

That's such a neat jar!

Lisa Anne said...

that's so cute, but since it is summer for me 110 degree days everyday, I can't wait for winter. I need a brake from all the heat. I wish I could package up the heat and send it to you.

thatgirlblogs said...

what a great idea after a hawaii or other beach trip! loved it.

dhillman said...

I have never seen anything like that and I LOVE it--so creative and just adorable

bakscrap said...

Cute idea. Very summery.

Georgana said...

This is so creative! I love it, thanks so much for participating!

Samantha said...

How cute! What a creative idea!!!

paperprincess said...

What a super cute idea! Love the mini book inside the jar!

laura vegas said...

this is super cute! the jar is totally cute on it's own ... but the album inside makes it even more perfect!

Jen said...

OMG that jar is waaaay too!Cute! Great project and great blog!
Thanks for letting me stop in!
Hopping along..!

connie said...

this is very cute and will check back later for the tutorial. I stop by on the Adornit blog hop.

BabyBokChoy said...

This is BY FAR the most creative summer project I've seen this week, and I've seen hundreds, LOL!

Kim said...

Yay, I love blogging! Just discovered you on the blog hop...I'm following you now! Your Summer in a Jar is so very creative and I just love it! I have a jar of sand from Tybee Island that I've just had sitting around, may have to borrow this fabby idea! You can find me @ memoriesinthyme.blogspot.com

Blessings,
Kim xXx

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Okay, I really want to make one of these after seeing yours! What a cute idea and the sand castle mini is adorable! I am bookmarking your blog as a fave cause your ideas are great! Thanks for sharing!

Adornit Chix said...

wow i am speechless what a stunning project and so cute! Great Job : )