Beach Bottles – Sand in a Jar
This is a little project I put together as a souvenir for Kaden’s first trip to the beach. I also made one for my sister Clarissa, to go in her new beach-themed room.
- Glass bottle with cork
- Rope wire
I got all my supplies (minus the sand) at Michaels for under $5.
On our beach day I had filled up a water bottle with sand & it was still a little damp, so I poured it into a shallow bowl for a day to let the moisture evaporate. Once it was dry I used a rolled up piece of paper as a funnel to get the sand into the bottle.
Next I went to www.dafont.com & browsed through their free fonts to find one I liked. For Kaden’s bottle I chose Jane Austen, & for Clarissa’s I used Billy Argel. I printed the tags on a piece of aged-looking card stock paper from Michael’s loose card stock section. Kaden’s I labeled with “Kaden’s first beach day” on the front, & the date of our trip on the back, & for Clarissa’s I just put the name of the beach. Then I used a hole-puncher & wrapped the tags around the bottle with the rope wire.
They turned out to be a really cute way to preserve our memory – besides for a baby’s first beach trip they’d be great to document any trip to a favorite beach, a special vacation, or a beach wedding!