Last year my sister decided she was going to keep a memory jar for 2013 and every time something amazing or great happened she would write it down on a small piece of paper and pop it into the jar! Then, on new years eve she would read back over all of the awesome things that happened in 2013! I absolutely LOVE this idea and think it’s such a nice project throughout the year and something exciting to look forward to on the very last day! So, i decided for 2014 I would do the same thing and I encourage you to do it too!
First of all though, we need to make ourselves a pretty little jar that we can proudly present on a shelf! For this, you will need:
♥ An empty & washed jar ♥ A sharpie (or stick on letters) ♥ Very thick card ♥ Craft paint ♥ A paintbrush ♥ Sequins ♥ All purpose glue ♥ Coloured or patterned card ♥ Stanley knife
Got it all? Ok, let’s do this!
Step 1: Draw or trace your 2014 numbers on to the thick card and then cut them all out carefully, I used scissors for all of them but needed the stanley knife to cut out the middle of the 0 and the 4!
Step 2: Take your craft paint and coat the numbers using a brush, you may want to add a few coats depending on the consistency of your paint! You can also paint the back of the numbers too if you like, then set aside and leave to dry.
Step 3: Cut a circle out of your patterned or coloured card and glue to the lid of your jar.
Step 4: This bit is kind of tricky if you’re not a big fan of drawing free hand with a sharpie so feel free to stick on craft letters here, or alternatively write your quote or whatever else you would like on the front of your jar!
Step 5: Once your paint is dry, get your glue and start sticking on those sequins!
Step 6: Use your glue to coat the bottom of each of the numbers and then stick in place on the top of your jar.
Step 7: You’re done! Pop your jar on a shelf and get ready to fill it with lots of awesome memories!! It’s probably best to keep a notepad handy too so you can just quickly write something amazing down and pop it in there!
Yay for 2014!
Much Bespoke Love