Mason Jar Memories

Do you love the whimsy and charm of mason jars as much as I do?  If so, you probably appreciate a good DIY project like this one featuring mason jars as soap dispensers.

Now this is definitely not a new idea, but I thought I’d show you our mason jar for collecting memories throughout the year.  I’ve been meaning to start a project like this for the longest time so I’m happy to say we’ve finally started ours for 2015!

Think time capsule that you don’t bury!  Think scrapbook in a jar!  Collecting and preserving memories from your year in a mason jar is just one of limitless uses for the ever popular mason jar.  Ok so you could store mementos from the moments of your year in just about any container you want, but really, would that be half as much fun?  Not so sure, you be the judge  😉

No time to scrapbook?  Storing your year's memories in a mason jar is the perfect scrapbook shortcut!  Just save your ticket stubs, photo strips, and any other mementos that represent meaningful moments to you and collect them in a jar over the course of the year.  At year's end, you'll have the perfect portable 'scrapbook'!  Do this every year, and you'll have a memory jar for each year of life.  Just like a time capsule you don't have to bury!

If you decide to grab yourself one of these beauties and start a mason jar memory collection, here are the supplies you’ll need:

Supplies

  • Mason jar
  • Labels if you’d like to write the year on the jar
  • Ticket stubs
  • Photo strips from a photo booth
  • Any other little bits of whimsy meaningful to you

Directions

Fill your container with items that represent memorable moments from your year.  This could be done retroactively if you start near the end of a year and/or you could start setting aside the little mementos that make you smile as you go through the present year.  Then by the end of the year you will have a little trip down memory lane in a jar.  You may even want to tie a little ribbon on for an extra touch of fanciful whimsy.

This is a great project to involve kids in!  They could either make their own or help with a family memory jar.

No time to scrapbook?  Storing your year's memories in a mason jar is the perfect scrapbook shortcut!  Just save your ticket stubs, photo strips, and any other mementos that represent meaningful moments to you and collect them in a jar over the course of the year.  At year's end, you'll have the perfect portable 'scrapbook'!  Do this every year, and you'll have a memory jar for each year of life.  Just like a time capsule you don't have to bury!No time to scrapbook?  Storing your year's memories in a mason jar is the perfect scrapbook shortcut!  Just save your ticket stubs, photo strips, and any other mementos that represent meaningful moments to you and collect them in a jar over the course of the year.  At year's end, you'll have the perfect portable 'scrapbook'!  Do this every year, and you'll have a memory jar for each year of life.  Just like a time capsule you don't have to bury!

The great thing about this project is that it’s truly what you make of it. You could leave everything in your yearly jars for good OR you could do what I plan to do which is use the jars to collect our memorable items like a catchall organizer so that they’ll be ready to go when I can scrapbook them some day.  I’ll already have everything categorized by year, so all I’ll need to do is add photos and bam. I’ve got years worth of yearly scrapbooks waiting to happen.  Now photo storage – that’s a whole other story. That’s an issue I am desperately needing a solution for  😉

Let me know if you decide to try this project – you could even share pictures on our facebook page! And please let me know if you have any good digital photo organization ideas!

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6 Comments

  1. Melanie wrote:

    Super cute project. I could start one for each of my girls! Thank you.

    Posted 1.30.15 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Yes, great idea! You’re so welcome 🙂

      Posted 1.30.15 Reply
  2. Raewyn wrote:

    I love this idea! I keep forgetting that I wanted to do something like this, so thank you for the reminder!!

    Posted 1.31.15 Reply
  3. Kola wrote:

    ah! very pretty! I used to do something like this but my container was deeeefffiinitely not this pretty haha. you’re so talented, Syb!

    Posted 2.3.15 Reply