Seaside Jars

Seaside-themed jars decorated with a range of natural materials are ideal as storage containers or small vases.

Skill Level

Beginner

Time to Make

30 minutes + drying time for paint

How to Make

  1. Paint the jar lid with a couple of coats of acrylic paint. Leave to dry then lightly brush over the top with white for a weathered effect.
  2. Cut a strip of patterned paper 8cm x 26cm to fit around the jar. Stick the ends with double-sided tape.
  3. Cut a 3-4cm wide x 26cm long hessian strip to fit around the jar. Carefully pull off a few strands from the length of the hessian to make a frayed edge, then wrap it around the jar. Fix the ends with double-sided tape then add glue along the join to hold it in place.
  4. Stick a strip of double-sided tape around the top of the jar, then wrap some twine over the top, tie into a knot and fray the ends by un-twisting the twine.
  5. Glue some shells onto the jar with a glue gun or a strong adhesive.

Top Tip

It’s easier to stick down the shells if you glue a small piece of scrunched up tissue paper inside each one. This gives larger surface area to apply the glue for sticking them onto the jar.

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