DIY: Memories Jar


This little nugget of joy comes to you through me, via my lovely pal Noa.

So this is an idea that aims to help you document your year, day by day, quickly and without much commitment. I’m sure I’m one of 80% of the world (I’m very sure this statistic is accurate I wouldn’t worry) who’s started a diary at some point and ballsed it up 3 weeks in. Sometimes the time and effort is just too much when you’re busy wasting your life on Facebook.

So, a memories jar allows you the luxury of summing up your day with a funny quote someone said, or a specific activity you did on a little note of paper, that’s then folded and placed in a jar. The idea is not to revisit them before the end of the year, when you’re then able to open the jar and consequently a tonne of happy memories.

Alternatively, you could use the mason jar as a way of storing an inspiring quote a day, that  you can uncover for motivation throughout the next year. Perhaps you could fill it with motivational, encouraging notes for a best friend or family member for them to open every day for the following year, with things you love about them or even a subtle reminder for when your birthday’s coming up. It’s a gift that yields, and gives. We won’t mention which we prefer.

All you’ll need is a mason jar, a pad of paper and a pen and ya good to go.


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