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

  1. Super creative that is very cute

    Thanks for sharing stopping by from the SITS to say HELLO

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

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

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

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

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  6. 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

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

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  8. 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!

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  9. 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.

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

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

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

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  13. How cute! What a creative idea!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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  19. 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

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  20. 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!

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

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