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Vacation Keepsake Mason Jars

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Fun way to store those little vacation treasures in Mason Jar Keepsake jars. Personalize with the place and year and fill will shells or small rocks.
 
If your family is like mine, we tend to collect little treasures on our trips.  This year we collected sea shells at the beach and more than our fair share of interesting rocks.  Today we are sharing an easy way to store you trip treasures with these easy DIY Vacation Keepsake Mason Jars.
 
These keepsake jars are labeled with the place and year and are perfect for storing our collected treasures.
 

Supplies Used:

Mason Jar or other glass jar
Stick on Letters
Spray paint in color of choice
Plastic Bag
Painters Tape
 

Step 1:

Use the sticky letters to create a label with the place visited and year.

Fun way to store those little vacation treasures in Mason Jar Keepsake jars. Personalize with the place and year and fill will shells or small rocks.
Fun way to store those little vacation treasures in Mason Jar Keepsake jars. Personalize with the place and year and fill will shells or small rocks.
 

Step 2:

Cover the mason jar with a plastic bag and painters tape to cover all areas of the jar that you do not want painted.
Fun way to store those little vacation treasures in Mason Jar Keepsake jars. Personalize with the place and year and fill will shells or small rocks.
Fun way to store those little vacation treasures in Mason Jar Keepsake jars. Personalize with the place and year and fill will shells or small rocks.

Step 3:

Spray paint with the color of your choice and allow to fully dry.   I waited 24 hours.
Fun way to store those little vacation treasures in Mason Jar Keepsake jars. Personalize with the place and year and fill will shells or small rocks.
 
Fun way to store those little vacation treasures in Mason Jar Keepsake jars. Personalize with the place and year and fill will shells or small rocks.

 

Step 4:

Carefully peel off the painters tape, bag and the sticky letters.
Fun way to store those little vacation treasures in Mason Jar Keepsake jars. Personalize with the place and year and fill will shells or small rocks.
 

 

Fun way to store those little vacation treasures in Mason Jar Keepsake jars. Personalize with the place and year and fill will shells or small rocks.

Step 5:

Fill with sea shells or other small treasures collected from your trip and display!
Fun way to store those little vacation treasures in Mason Jar Keepsake jars. Personalize with the place and year and fill will shells or small rocks.
 
Fun way to store those little vacation treasures in Mason Jar Keepsake jars. Personalize with the place and year and fill will shells or small rocks.

 

If you enjoyed this project, please pin it!  Thank you for sharing!

 

Fun way to store those little vacation treasures in Mason Jar Keepsake jars. Personalize with the place and year and fill will shells or small rocks.
Thank you for sharing!

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28 Comment

  1. Ambient Wares
    August 4, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    I haven't been to a beach in years! I wish I would have thought of doing something like this with the shells I'd collected as a kid. These are a great way to keep and display those memories in such a beautiful way 🙂 Pinning!

    1. Laurie
      August 4, 2016 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks so much! I too haven't been to a beach in years . . probably why we brought home as many shells as we did! Thank you for stopping by and for the Pin too!

  2. A GAL NEEDS
    August 5, 2016 at 3:39 am

    Those are just precious! Watch for my tweet and #MyPostMonday!

    1. Laurie
      August 5, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks so much!

  3. Beverly Roderick
    August 5, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    These look great, Laurie. I love the idea of displaying your beach keepsakes this way.

    1. Laurie
      August 5, 2016 at 11:04 pm

      Thanks Beverly, we love how they turned out.

  4. Charlene
    August 6, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    This is such a great idea. This is perfect for kids to show their friends or take to show n tell to tell about their vacation.

    1. Laurie
      August 6, 2016 at 11:40 pm

      Thank you Charlene!

    2. Charlene
      August 10, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week. Hope to see you next week!

    3. Laurie
      August 10, 2016 at 11:41 pm

      I always enjoy being a part of Family Joy Blog Link Up!

  5. Winnie
    August 6, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I used to walk on the beach with my Dad almost every week…
    This brings back sweet memories….. 🙂
    We used to collect tons of seashells….
    I looooove you idea – having and showing them in jars

    1. Laurie
      August 6, 2016 at 11:41 pm

      Aw, glad to bring you some sweet memories Winnie! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  6. Nikki G
    August 7, 2016 at 12:24 am

    You know what drew me to this craft? GULF SHORES!! What a beautiful place. I live just outside of Birmingham. Great craft.
    🙂 gwingal

    1. Laurie
      August 7, 2016 at 12:54 am

      It is a beautiful place! I enjoy visiting there. You are lucky to be so close!

  7. The Lazy Gastronome
    August 8, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    I love this idea – we're getting ready to go to Crater Lake next week – I think I'll need some jars when we get home! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party

    1. Laurie
      August 8, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Welcome! I enjoying being a part of your lovely party!

  8. Edye Nicole
    August 8, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    What a great way to hold onto memories! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

    1. Laurie
      August 9, 2016 at 12:02 am

      Welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Teresa B
    August 9, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I love this idea, thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

    1. Laurie
      August 9, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      Thank you Teresa! I appreciate the pin. I always enjoy stopping by to share at your wonderful party. Have a great week!

    2. Teresa B
      August 12, 2016 at 9:09 am

      Hi again, just a quick note to let you know that I’ve featured this post today on The Really Crafty Link Party Features. Come and grab an “I was featured” button and browse around for the other features here: http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2016/08/the-really-crafty-link-party-31-featured-posts.html. Congratulations!

    3. Laurie
      August 12, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Thanks so much Teresa. I really appreciate the feature!

  10. Keri
    August 12, 2016 at 3:59 am

    What a fantastic idea!! Such a great way to store vacation treasures!!

    1. Laurie
      August 12, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Thank you Keri!

  11. Laurie
    August 13, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    So sorry, I hit the wrong button by mistake and your comment was removed. Here is the original comment:

    You've been featured at this weeks DIY (#18) party at Pleasures of the NW – it goes live Sunday morning. Thanks so much for sharing and being a part of our party! (The post was also tweeted and pinned – thanks for making a comment).

  12. Laurie
    August 13, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Thank you so much for the feature and for the shares! How exciting!

  13. Mary-the boondocks blog
    August 21, 2016 at 6:13 am

    I’m always at the beach but can’t seem to find any shells, only pebbles. Nevertheless, this is such a cute idea. I love how you have labeled everything Laurie. Sharing.

    1. My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
      August 21, 2016 at 7:25 am

      Thank you Mary! I’m usually places where pebbles are abundant too, but we found a lot of shells on our two beach trips this year and this is a fun way to store them. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

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