Memory Jar

Hello everyone! Happy Valentines Day in advance! For this post I have decided to demonstrate a gift, perfect for your partner on Valentines day. This post is about a DIY item called the “The Memory Jar”. It brings back a ton of great memories with your loved ones and is an ideal gift for your partner. I decided to call this item the memory jar as it is basically a jar containing lots of scrolls with great stories and memories. It is extremely easy to make and can be used as a birthday gift, anniversary gift or even a self-motivational craft.I am extremely sorry guys as I haven’t been able to demonstrate each step with pictures but I promise you, that it is really easy to understand just be reading the steps as well. At the end of this activity, you’ll find a recipe as your bonus entertainment.

The Memory Jar – 52 reasons why I love you (one scroll for every week in a year)

Memory Jar – The Activity

For making this you will need:

  • Glass Jar (Any size of your choice)
  • Coloured Paper – At least 3 colours of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Pictures
  • Glue
  • Sequins
  • Glitter (Optional)
  • Dried Flower and Embellishments
  • Thread or ribbon
  • Permanent marker

Here are the steps:

Step 1: Take the sheets of coloured paper and trim them to form rectangles. I have used 2″ x 6″ long rectangles.

Step 2: Write a special message on each paper sheet and stick some pictures on the sheets as well. I have used pictures of dimensions 4.5 x 4.5 cm.

Step 3: Now roll each paper and tie it with the ribbon. Make as many such scrolls as you want.

Step 4: Now take you jar and use the permanent marker to write a note on it. The note can be something simple like ‘Happy Valentines Day’ or something more thoughtful like ’15 Reason why I love you’.

Step 5: Now take your scrolls and put them in the jar along with some sequins, some glitter and the flowers and the embellishments. You can even spray a little perfume inside the jar and then close the lid to add a magical element to it.

And that is basically it. The “Memory Jar” is now ready to be gifted. Now time for the bonus entertainment!

Recipe: Mug Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips

Steps:

  1. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a large microwave-safe mug; stir in milk, canola oil, water, and vanilla extract.
  2. Add the chocolate chips into the mixture.
  3. Cook in microwave until cake is done in the middle, about 1 minute 45 seconds.

Your mug cake is ready.

For a healthier cook: Use 1 1/2 tablespoons of plain unsweetened applesauce and use 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon water instead of the milk.

– The Craft Circle

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