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Memory Jar With Photos & Memorabilia

I am always late to the party. So i have absolutely no issue scrapping out of season, and im hoping you wont be adverse to seeing some summery hues in todays blog post.

In the summer we took Piper to the beach for the day. It was her first ever visit, and somehow i had the presence of mind to bring home some sand in a bucket along with a few shells that we collected on the day (Must have been the sea air). My original idea was to put the sand and shells in a mason jar, but then i spied this cool glass jar at Matalan which i thought would be perfect.

Here’s how the finished project looks! I just love the sphere at the top. Feels like a sweetie jar!

I printed some photos and stuck them onto mount board so they were a bit more sturdy, I even stuck them back to back as you can see into the jar from all angles. I also punched a hole at the top of some lolly sticks and hung a pattern paper pennant across the width of the jar. Can you also see those cute washi tape flags (just tape wrapped around cocktail sticks and with a bead on the top).

I wrapped the top with bakers twine to give a pop of colour and i added some tags so i could add a little bit of information to the project. One tag says ‘Piper’s first visit to the beach’ and the circle tag has the date. See..?

I think my favourite thing about this project is the sand. Can you see how glittery it is? Before i poured it into the container i mixed a cup of sand with some gold glamour dust glitter.

I love this stuff. Its so fine and so pretty and has a wicked shine. I always forget about it then when i reuse it, i fall in love with it all over again. What’s more, one little bottle lasts ages! It kinda is magic!

I do wish that the coasts near us did have glittery gold sand all along the beach for real. How cool would that be!


{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Cindy Strickland January 5, 2013, 10:22 am

    What a sweet memory holder for your little one. May have to copy that one day for my future grandchildren.

  • Pam January 5, 2013, 5:02 pm

    How clever! Thanks for sharing:)

  • carol January 8, 2013, 11:13 pm

    I love this jar, I need to make one now too. Thanks for inspiring me.

    • Lesley Oman January 9, 2013, 12:54 am

      Thanks Carol. it was fun to make – you will love it. x

  • Annette Eidelloth September 28, 2013, 9:25 am


    wow, very very nice Project…!!!!!

    L.g. Annette

    • Lesley Oman March 25, 2015, 10:27 pm

      thanks Annette. x

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