August Crafts by Lela Moon
This month I have put together three crafts with a Beach Theme.
A holiday memory jar
A wind chime
A hanging Memory
1. Holiday memory jar
You will need an old jam jar
Two copies of three photos ( I used contact size)
Shells and pebbles from your holiday beach
First cut out your photos and stick them back to back, if they are not on photographic paper laminate them if you can. If not it doesn’t really matter as they will be inside a jar.
Cut your thread into three different lengths and stick them to the inside of the lid.
measure the thread inside the jar to make sure they hang and are able to move a little before you stick on the pictures.
Stick the pictures to the end of the thread.
Take your moss and put a little glue to the bottom and stick inside the bottom of the jar.
Then do the same with your shells and pebbles.
Screw on the lid and there is your holiday memoir.
I have made these for Christmas presents to remind us in the winter of our lovely summer holiday.
this picture does not do it justice .sorry.
2. A wind chime
You will need
a stick or lolly pop stick
First take the stick and tie on a length of string to make a hanging hook
Cut different lengths of string and tie one end to the lolly stick
Stick on the shells and stones to the bottom of the strings
Hang in the garden.
3. A hanging holiday memory
You will need several lolly pop sticks ( I used larger ones from a craft shop, you could also use drift wood)
A holiday photo (I laminated mine)
Anything you would like to use to decorate, I added some sea lavender and some gems
First take some string and make a hook by tying to a lolly pop stick
Take two long lengths of string and tie to each end.
Stick the lolly sticks up the string in a haphazard way and
then decorate with your shells, stones and pictures.
Hang up to remember your holiday