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Published on August 25th, 2017 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw

How to Make a Holiday Memory Jar

As the summer holidays draw to a close, it is time to reflect on our holidays. A holiday memory jar is a great way of remembering those great days out.

You may even be planning a Bank Holiday Weekend getaway. If so, think about what mementos you can bring home?

Creating a holiday memory jar is a great way to involve all the family. No doubt when you went to the beach this summer your children came back with plenty of shells, pebbles, even sand to remind them of their holiday.

What You Need to Make a Holiday Memory Jar

A large glass Mason/Kilner type jar

Parcel tags with string

Felt tip pens or marker pens such as the Sharpie Colour Burst Fine Permanent Markers

Photo Paper

Sand or table salt (see Memory Jar Top Tip below)

Sticky tape such as Scotch Magic Invisible Tape

Wooden skewers or cocktail sticks

Holiday mementos: Such as pebbles, shells, dried flowers, postcards, travel tickets, seaside souvenirs and family photographs

Step by Step Guide to Making a Holiday Memory Jar

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  1. On the parcel tag, write down the place and the dates you went on holiday. Tie the tag around the outside of the jar.
  2. Add a layer of sand (approximately 5cm) from your holiday into the bottom of your memory jar.
  3. If you have some pebbles, write on them with a felt tip or Sharpie pen, your name, dates of your holiday and where you found the pebbles. Then, add these along with some shells onto the layer of sand.
  4. Print out your favourite holiday photos onto photo paper. On the back of each photo write a note of where the photo was taken and why it is so special to you.
  5. Mount your photos, travel tickets or tickets to museums and other tourist attractions on wooden skewers or cocktail sticks and secure with sticky tape.
  6. Arrange your photos and tickets into the sand. If you have a postcard or another larger picture, slide this down the back of the jar so it acts as a background to your design.
  7. Add any other holiday mementos you have into the jar and then secure with the jar lid.

Memory Jar Top Tip

What if you have come home from your holiday with no sand? Don’t worry, table salt is a great alternative. You can also colour the salt by using some Chalk Markers . Therefore, you can colour theme your jar for that extra special finishing touch.



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