Monday, December 31, 2012
Yesterday was my friend Loli's birthday, and I made a gift for her. Since her birthday is so close to New Years, I decided to make a "memory jar" to give to her (inspired by this; if you know the original source, let me know). She can write all the good things that happen to her on scraps of paper and fill the jar all year. Next New Year's Eve, she will empty it and remember all the great things that happened to her in 2013!
All you need is a glass jar and some embellishments. If you're like me, you save every nice jar you come across, so that won't be hard to aquire. For embellishments, I used old book pages, washi tape, cardboard, yarn, and a paper flower.
Here's a close up of the details on the jar. The washi tape I used was a Christmas present that I received, my family knows me so well! (Thank you Nana!)
I wrote a note to explain what the jar was for.
I made a mini envelope out of kraft paper for the note and used the same washi tape to close it.
And the last thing I did was sprinkle some tiny, golden stars in the bottom of the jar so all her New Year's wishes will come true. ♥
I think this is a great thing to start 2013 off with, and I think I will make one for myself! I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year's Eve and that your 2013 will be filled with happy memories!