Blogmas: DIY Christmas Gift (13)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Welcome to Day 13 of Blogmas! If you want to see a running list of my Blogmas posts, you can check them out here. (:

Yeah I thought I'd try to show you guys a simple DIY gift that you could give to basically anyone. It's very customizable and you can make changes based on who you're making it for: it's a memory jar! Basically what you do is, you decorate a container and then the person you give to is supposed to fill it with memories throughout the year. Then on New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day, you open it and read all your memories from the past year.

I did a post about it last year, where I showed you guys how to make it and how mine turned out. Well, my sister and I have decided to make each other a memory jar again this year, so I thought I'd show you a quick overview of how I made it and show you how it turned out this year! It's not my best work, but I think she'll like it. (-:

So first off, you have to choose a jar. Last year I used a spaghetti sauce jar, and this year I'm using a Mayonnaise jar. (-: It's totally up to you! You could use a mason jar, a pickle jar...actually it doesn't even have to be a jar! Just a container that can hold some pieces of paper. One thing to keep in mind though: make sure you let it air out...don't want them to get a huge whiff of pickle juice when they open it.

Next, you gotta get your supplies. If you're working with glass, fabric paint works the best. If you're working with cardboard or paper, then I'd say paint or markers would work. Honestly, what you use is totally up to you, that's why this gift is so easy to make! (:

Then you can sketch out a design, this part is totally optional. I'm prone to making mistakes so I decide to play it safe and do a rough sketch beforehand. On glass, Expo markers work well and you can easily erase any mistakes. For cardboard/paper, obviously a pencil would be the tool of choice.

And waalah! you're done! My jar didn't turn out as well as I had hoped, but I'm hoping my sister will like it nonetheless. I went with a Hamsa hand as the focal point, because she's been obsessed with it recently, and the words around it are sayings you can find on Taco Bell hot sauce packets, because her true love is Taco Bell. ;D I'm being totally serious, she celebrates Taco Bell's birthday!

Holiday Comment Challenge #13: 

Would you consider giving a memory jar as a gift? OR Would you like receiving it as a gift?

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  1. I love this idea, she will love it! I like anything that comes from the heart so I would love something like this as a gift, I used to always make my family little diy gifts I may need to go back to my roots with this one haha! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Aww thank you! (: If you try it out, I'd love to see how it turns out. (:

      Lots of Love,