Beachy Mason Jar

My local library hosted a few arts and crafts events this summer. I was fortunate, to be able to attend a couple of the workshops. Last week we made a simple beach inspired mason jar using shells. Today, I’ll show you how to make one, they don’t take a lot of time or effort. A real win in my book! 

You can drop a tea light in the jars for a little ambiance or even use them as a pretty storage vessel. If you have any beach themed parties coming up, these would look great clustered on a table as a centerpiece or to even hold utinsels. It’s great to have objects that serve a multitude of purposes.

 Beachy Mason Jar-


  • Mason jar 
  • Paint brush
  • Twine
  • Shells (These blue shells came from Michaels’s craft store. The flatter pieces work best for this project, so I sorted those out.)
  • Beacon 527 multipurpose glue (I used 2 small tubes)
  • Paper plate
  • Scissors


  1. Squeeze a little glue onto a paper plate and brush a generous amount of  glue onto the shell and on the mason jar where you plan to place the shell. I started at the top of the jar and worked my way around. Stick the shell on the jar and hold for a couple seconds. (The glue dries fairly quickly, but you have time to remove and reset if you need too.)
  2. Continue this process until the entire jar is covered in shells. (You can also choose to just decorate half of the mason jar, from the bottom up.)
  3. Cut a piece of twine and tie it around the top rim of the jar. Add a tea light if you’d like and you are set.

*I had a few shells that fell of during the process and just added more glue to fix the issue. It took about 30 minutes to finish my jar. Like I mentioned above, find the flat pieces of shell as they work much better. 

This is a quick step project that you can get your older school age kids involved in too. My son was really interested in making one. If you plan on hosting an ‘end of summer’ crafternoon, this would be a perfect project. 

Thanks for reading! xo

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