Here's what you'll need to make your own:
- Glass jar of any size with lid (I used an old olive jar)
- Shells or any other keepsakes
- Spray paint (this is optional, I used it to re-paint the lid to my jar)
- Paper tag
Step 1: If you have an ugly jar lid like me, the first step is to spray paint the lid the color you want.
Step 2: Fill your jar with the "treasures" you've collected.
Step 3: Take your paper tag and write down the where and when the treasures were collected. Mine says, "Honeymoon- St. Simons Island, Georgia- September 2012."
Step 4: Cut a piece of jute (twine) the length you need to tie around the jar.
Step 5: Pull the twine through the loop on your tag and tie it around the jar, finishing it off with a bow.
It's seriously that easy! And it's a super creative way to display your memories rather than using the typical shadow box. Here's how my "treasure jar" turned out...