Monday, May 18, 2015

DIY Coastal Beach Treasures Glass Display Jar

I love anything and everything that has to do with the beach. As soon as you put your foot on our property or inside our will see my love for the beach, surf and sand. While I do buy a lot of our coastal home decor...I also try to make a lot of it too. After all, it is much cheaper to make it myself and I can get a truly customized one-of-a-kind piece.

Today I am sharing with all of you how I made my own coastal beach treasures glass display jar. It's very easy to make and even if you don't have a crafty bone in your can make this!

Before I get started...I want to talk to you about a product that I used to make this project. It's called a Chalk Ink Marker and I used the Chalk White color. These markers have been out in the retail marketplace since 2005 and come in at least 30 different colors. They are water-resistant, blendable markers that leave no powder residue and dry super quickly. You can use them on any non-porous surface (think metal, glass, plastic, chalkboards, etc.). The color wipes off easily with water or an ammonia-based cleaner. They are smear-proof, non-toxic, food-safe and 100% guaranteed.

DIY Coastal Beach Treasures Glass Display Jar

1 large glass pasta jar (this one is an old one that held dry pasta)
3 pieces of dried raffia or roping
1 Chalk Ink Marker - Chalk White
beach treasures that you collected

I bought some dry pasta years ago and kept the jar because it was so large and had a wooden lid. I pulled it out of storage for this project and washed it up. I used 3 different colors of raffia and just wound them around the neck of the jar and knotted the pieces to give it a rustic feel. The raffia reminds me of dried sea grass so that is why I opted for that. Fill up your jar with your collected beach treasures. We spend a lot of time at the beach & I am always collecting my finds so inside my jar are various seashells, pieces of sea glass, sand dollars, starfish, etc.

I then used the Chalk Ink Marker in Chalk White to simply write the words "Beach Treasures" on the wooden lid. You can use the Chalk Ink Markers in whatever colors that you like to write & decorate the lid or the body of the glass container. I liked the simple look for my beach treasures jar. Super quick and incredibly easy!

Mine is displayed on our covered porch/patio and I have it sitting on my birdbath table that I created a few weeks ago. You can find that DIY project here on this blog too! Enjoy!

Disclosure: I received 2 complimentary Chalk Ink Markers to use in this project. Please visit the company's site to learn more about this product and to grab ideas on other projects that you can make. No monetary compensation was received.

1 comment:

jopb said...

I want to make a jar like this because right now I have seashore items and a lot of shells in a pretty plate , but it gets dusty and is hard to clean.

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