Saturday, May 21, 2011

Jam Jar Craft

My latest little project, is a decorative jam jar (mason jar) which I am giving to my Mother as a birthday gift. She loves collecting little white shells from our beach whenever she visits us from all the way across the other side of the world, so, with the help of my son, we collected shells.

Shell collecting

I cleaned out an empty jar..

Empty jam jar (actually, a Vegemite jar)

And decorated using doilies I'd bought at the op shop, sticking onto the side of the jar using Mod Podge.

Doily's and Mod Podge to glue into place

I used a small circle embroidered doily from the op shop which was just the right size to fit the jar lid, and tied a piece of craft ribbon around its neck...

I am hoping the jar arrives in one piece traveling via airmail!


  1. Very cute! That is the prettiest jar for sea shells I've ever seen!

  2. Is so beautiful!!!
    you gave me a good idea because I'm just looking for ideas for my wedding's favors jars:-)
    I just think I won't be able to find so many doilies:-)

  3. Thank you OrloSubito. Yesterday, I also found these on pinterest, that I think you might also like for your wedding!

    So pretty!