Here I am with part 3 of a little series of inexpensive (or free things!) you can make and do for Christmas presents.
A couple of nights ago when I was trying to get to sleep, I had the idea of making my mum a memory jar. I have oodles of pretty paper from card making which would look lovely folded up into little envelopes with dozens of memories on.
If I lived closer to my brother I'd supply him with some paper and get him to do the same thing so my mum had double the memories to look back on. Maybe I'll send him the paper supplies and an S.A.E. and ask him to comply! I don't know, men don't tend to be as sentimental as us ladies on the whole.
Have you made a memory jar before?
I've never done a memory jar, but I do have photo albums and memory boxes full of gig tickets, train tickets, cinema tickets, bracelets from festivals etc. etc.
If you're stuck for an idea of where to get a large glass jar from without paying lots for one, consider buying a large jar of pickled onions (or other reasonably inexpensive food) to wash out and use. Bicarbonate of soda would get rid of the vinegary whiff. I get most of my pretty paper stacks from Handy Hippo.
I think this is a gorgeous gift idea. I would be thrilled to bits to receive one - I'm sure anyone would!
Thanks for reading!