Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Vacations in a Jar

Make your vacations Unforgettable!

The edges of summer have burnt out and hopefully you all have some memories in your pocket of your summer vacations or mini getaways. There is a special way to keep and display your vacations in a little jar even after your bags are unpacked and you're back to work.

One of my best little girlfriends showed me her "memory jars" a few years ago and I was instantly in LOVE with this brilliant idea! I wanted to copy her ever since! Basically she puts little keepsakes and sentimental treasures and seals them with love in jars, creating a whimsical display of memories!


This is my friend's lineup of
memories in a jar

Isn't this idea genius?

You can make these for special occasions, unforgettable moments, milestones, and fun times too.

Here are a few ideas of treasures
to fill your jars with
:

Graduation: tassel, Senior picture wallet size
New Baby: baby ID hospital tag, flower cards, booties
Engagement: dinner toothpicks/matchbox, rose petals, ring receipts
Birthdays: candles from cake (my friend's idea), gag gifts, trinkets
Vacations: receipts, foreign currency, ticket stubs, beach sand or shells


Right now I am only doing Vacations in a Jar. I only have a couple done BUT if I waited to have it all "just right" I would never be able to share this with you because somehow this little project isn't getting finished! If I EVER finish this adorable idea, I will update you with a bigger lineup of my Memory Jars.


To Begin:

First I gathered and sorted
my vacation scraps and pics...


Then I packed them
into individual jars...


I added labels,
(you can always do hanging labels too)...


And to embellish,
I cut travel themed scrapbook paper
to add to the jar lids...


Here is a sample of what I've started...

This is an enchanting way to save memories for always! And I am super excited about this unique way to hold onto all the good times.

Because scrapbooking
is SOOO yesterday!

{wink}


And the BEAUTIFUL HOMEMADE SOAP is still on, easily enter here!




This post is linked to: Making the World Cuter, Motivate Me Mondays, Market Yourself Mondays, It's So Very Creative, Tip Me Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Topsy Turvy Tuesday, Tuesdays Unwrapped, Toot Your Horn Tuesday, Get Your Craft On, We're Organized Wednesday, Works for Me Wednesday, Show and Tell, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Spotlight Yourself, Show off Your Stuff, Strut Your Stuff, Friday Favorites, Show and Share Day, Foodie Friday, I'm Lovin It, Funky Junk Interiors, Tickled Pink, Inspired By, Weekend Wrap Up



40 comments:

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

love love love this idea!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Such a neat idea...I'm sohappy that you shared it with me! Hope you have a FUN weekend.

Blessings,
Linda

sarahleesoap said...

OMG Lisa this is so cute! Your amazing :)

Sarah

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

How fun! What a neat way to showcase your special memories!

Judy@cutest-little-things

{better than candy} said...

cute post of course!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

These are just lovely! A great idea to cherish special memories...

Lisa, you might want to stop by The Sweetest Petunia and check out who the Journal Junky winner is. :)

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

What great ideas. I wish I saw this earlier. Thanks for posting and thanks for all you sweet comments!!!
Bonnie :)

Kristin said...

That is one of the best ideas that I have seen in a while!

Melissa Miller said...

Lisa what a wonderful idea for memories! Fabulous sweet friend.

Happy fall to you and yours.
~Melissa :)

LaVonne said...

I do love this idea! Thank you for sharing it. :)

Blessings!

Mother★Lode said...

Oh my goodness, I am head over heels in love with this idea! I am totally bookmarking and can't wait to share it and try it too! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Camille =)

visiting from http://itssoverycheri.com/

3creativechics said...

I love this idea. I have vacation memories stuffed in a box. It is time to get them out and try this great idea. Thanks
Visiting from It's So Very Cheri

MomofAJ said...

Hi, I stopped by from It's so very Cheri. I love this idea, I am a huge fan of decorating with glass jars.

Sandy Ang said...

Such a creative idea. And what nice photography !

Ellie said...

I love this idea! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration.

Becca said...

Thanks Lisa!This is fabulous! I will be featuring this on BCD on Sept. 11th!


Becca

Tommie Jo said...

I LOVE that idea! I just wish I had the spaces/places to display something like that!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Great idea! Scrapbooking doesn't work for me! This definitely could! I am highlighting this today at somedaycrafts.blgospot.com

Krista said...

That is such a neat way to hang on to memories and preserve your little "momentos". How cute! Thanks for sharing.

Krista
@ whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com

Sunshine said...

Oh Lisa, you make and keep memories sweetly!

Love the Decor! said...

What a sweet idea!!

Holly said...

Yes...this is genius! Absolutely genius. I am so doing this!

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

These are so sweet! I love this idea. Years from now when you have too many to display I can imagine how much fun it will be to pull them out of a box and remember all those moments. Like little time capsules.

Have a great weekend!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

These are so sweet! I love this idea. Years from now when you have too many to display I can imagine how much fun it will be to pull them out of a box and remember all those moments. Like little time capsules.

Have a great weekend!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What a great idea, and it looks so pretty!
Have a great weekend!
~ Jo :)

Mindy said...

this is such a cool idea!

Missy said...

That's a neat idea and it looks good when you're done.

Anji* said...

Such a cool idea! I never quite know what to do with all those tickets and bits and bobs.. now I do!

.. via SNS

Barbara Jean said...

great idea!
love your suitcase too

blessings

barbara jean

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Stopping over from It's so very creative. What a cute idea! I'm a scrapbooker but I like the idea of the jars too.

heather

Leanne said...

Hi Lisa, I love this idea and it's so fun to look at. You always have the best ideas and so creative. I'd love for you to join We're Organized Wednesday this week if you get a chance. Have a great week.

Jen said...

What a great idea!!!
Stopping by from its so very cheri!

Becca said...

What a cute and creative idea, that I have a feeling I'll be "borrowing!" They look great perched on the suitcase, as well. Perfect! Take care, Becca@ADventuresinDecorating (PS: I'm visiting you from It's So Very Cheri)!

Liz said...

You are so creative, Lisa...what a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing it with us. ~Liz =)

Rebecca said...

Great idea! Little moments in life captured in a jar!

Leanne said...

Thanks for joining We're Organized Wednesday. I think you stood in the creative line at least 4 times.

Kara said...

I think this is what YHL does too...it's SUCH a great idea!! I need to go find some Mason Jar's for all of my vacations!

Yours turned out fantasic!

Jerri said...

What a cute idea! Very creative! Thanks for linking up last week for Friday Favorites!

April said...

This is such a fabulous idea!!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

I love this idea! I'm not into scrapbooking but I like saving fun memories from vacations. I'm featuring this on my blog today! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!