Okay, I can no longer deny it.

Summer is slipping away.

And that is okay because there are so many blessings that come with Fall.

Today, I am going to share a simple project with you- a beach terrarium - a pretty way to share you vacation memories so you can hold onto a little bit of summer.

Simply find your favorite jar, with or without a cover, fill with sand found at a craft store (or your favorite destination) and begin layering in your treasures.

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See, I told you it was easy! A simple way to store your treasures or bring memories (or anticipation!) into your home. I used a mixture of coral, starfish, sea glass, sand dollars and shells –but it is all a personal preference. Or maybe you went to a lake and you have beautiful rocks, driftwood and branches - they would work too!


And I have put it all together as a display on our living room coffee table. All of the sea glass in the mason jar was found on Long Beach Island, NJ. I am very particular, if it is found in another location – it is stored in a different jar!


If you would like another way to create a beach inspired display in your home, you can also visit here to see my beach mantel.


Thanks so much for reading and wishing you a great day.

August 26, 2013 — Laura Putnam