Tuesday 28 January 2014

DIY Memory Jar

2014 is the year to get happy, I've already started my year off right by attempting the #100happydays challenge. Big things are going to be happening to me this year, I'm currently looking to secure my first full time job as a graduate, and once I do, my boyfriend and I are planning to move in together. Not to mention the fact that my graduation ceremony is this year, and I haven't even begun to mention all of the social gatherings I'm already mentally planning!

So, when I saw that the lovely Lauren at OhHay! Blogs had made herself a memory jar, I knew I needed one too! What better way to document an important year by doing something so creative? Once the year is over I should hopefully have a full jar of memories, photographs and bric-a-brac I've picked up along the way. It's also making a gorgeous addition to my bedroom!

The jar was from TKMaxx in the kitchen section, and I've decorated it using a gift tag, that I've tied on with some string, and filled the bottom with heart confetti. Every time something happens that I want to remember, I'm going to jot it down on a post-it note and put it in the jar! I'm going to include photographs and ticket stubs etc too. Anything that evokes a memory is going in this jar! Which is a lot more of an organised system than my current one (namely, everything scattered around my room).

I'm hoping that by the end of the year, it'll be completely full, and ready to be re-filled in 2015. I posted this to Instagram yesterday as apart of the #100happydays challenge, and it got a lot of attention, so let me know if you're thinking of making your own!

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  1. So glad that I inspired you to make this! I actually had never thought of putting in photos but I definitely think I might now! I really want an instant polarioid so if I happened to get one of them it would be great to add those in too! Can't wait to see everything you collect in yours.
    Lauren | OhHay Blogs!xxx

    1. I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do with them all at the end of the year. :) Maybe putting them all in a scrap book, so that the jar can be used year after year :D x

    2. I was actually thinking about the same thing. :) I have no idea what I'd do with mine. I'd love to keep them in the jar but then I'd end up with a gazillion jars in a few years' time. But if I empty the jar so that it can be used again then where do I put them? :D

      I'm definitely thinking of making my own, though. I just need to go and find a jar first!

    3. I was thinking of maybe using all the things inside the jar and making a scrap book out of them at the end of the year. That way there won't be a million jars everywhere for different years! Haha.

      Let me know if you end up making one :) x


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