Travel Tuesdays – Beach Vacation Souvenir Jar

On our recent Bali holidays, I thought it would be nice to take back a part of Bali with me so that I’ll always remember it’s pristine beaches along with it’s stunning sunsets that totally left me in awe of the wonder of God’s creation.

Since Bali is famous for it’s beautiful beaches, I decided to make a beach vacation memory jar and headed out to the beach to collect sea shells and sand in a zip lock with Alexis while Sophie was in the kids club in the hotel.  (Absolutely love hotels with kiddy clubs!)

But first a #jumpshot of myself at the beach

Lucky us, we stayed at the Le Meridien Hotel, which was just across the beach, so walking there was no more than 5 minutes.

When I got home, I took one of my Ikea glass jar and filled it with the sand and sea shells that I collected from Jimbaran Beach. Mason jars would be perfect as well.

Adding details like the date and beach that the sand and sea shells were collected from

See who ever said that vacation souvenirs had to be expensive and tacky?  This DIY sand bottle jar makes for a memorable beach vacation souvenir that anyone can do.

In fact, I’m going to make another one for my upcoming trip to Gold Coast, Australia! Yes, Surfers Paradise, here I come!

For other variations of how to put together a memory jar, do check out these links from left to right.

Maratha Stewart vacation memory jar, beach in a bottle necklace, scrapbook in a jar, beach vacation keepsakeshell vacation jar from Martha Stewart.

I’m still finishing up my travel journal which I took along for the trip. An irony since I was supposed to be scrapping on the go. The fun part was collecting name cards, receipts, coasters, ticket stubs of the places we went. Perhaps, I’ll be done by my next Travel Tuesday post.

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What do you like receiving as vacation souvenirs and And what do you usually buy as keepsakes when you travel?


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Comments: 3

  1. Ai Sakura June 24, 2014 at 9:51 am Reply

    Mason jars would be lovely too as you mentioned but these look just as great in the Ikea jars 🙂 lovely keepsake! too bad we are going GC at different times.. would have been great to go the theme parks tog haha

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

    • Susan June 24, 2014 at 3:10 pm Reply

      Thanks Ai. I’ve seen a few variation of bottles used and may use a Mason Jar when I add trinkets in. Yes, too bad we’ll miss each other by just a few weeks. So looking forward to the cool cool weather.

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