Thursday, June 23, 2011

Etceteras: summer beach jars

Summer d├ęcor can mean many different things depending on where you live. For me, nothing says summer like the beach.

To bring a touch of the beach inside, I dressed up these plain glass sugar jars that I found at the dollar store with different beach-themed items.

 
I made a wire hanger and used the same white cotton twine for all of the jars. For the lantern, I strung mother of pearl flat beads around the rim and added a votive candle for outside dining.

Note: Some glass cannot withstand the heat of the candle. I have read that you should put the candle in an actual votive holder and then place it inside your homemade lantern. Also, place baking soda or sand at the bottom of the jar to help reduce the risk of fire.

I borrowed a pretty shell from my son’s “found” shell collection to make a simple and pretty vase.

Ocean-blue sea glass around the rim of this jar makes a nice candle holder that can be used as centerpiece.

   
I love having touches of my summer favorites here and there. How are you decorating for summer?


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6 comments :

  1. Oh this is super nice! just one question, how the wire handle keeps in the jar, if you hang it? This is lovely idea to do, I will try this :)

    Sini @ Bons baisers de France

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  2. these are beautiful! I love them! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I have enjoyed taking a look around! you have some amazing projects! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  3. These are really cute! Great idea!
    http://sweetteaserendipity.blogspot.com

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  4. Very pretty! I love the one with the mother of pearl beads.

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  5. I am so loving the summer jars with the beads and the sea glass. I've always been a glass lover, the colors draw me to this day. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration to make those jars so pretty. Just sitting on a table as they are would be gorgeous and so summery. Love your blog,will be back many times for inspiration and see what's up. Guess I'll be visiting the $store also for the sugar jars. The ridges give it a special look.

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  6. Did these glass sugar jars come with lids? I love what you've done with them!!! :) But I was thinking of using them to store my twine.

    Thanks so much for your help,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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