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Memory Jar Ideas

Don't throw out your old jars! There are so many things you can do with them. I have been loving the look of these 'memory jars' that have been popping up all over.  Such a great idea for displaying some photos and memorabilia or simply to alter into something pretty. (Lots of these were found on Pinterest!)

Simply pop some pretty black and white photos into old jars for a nice mantle display like this one from Yankee Magazine.

Martha Stewart shows "vacation memory jars" here.  See one photo below.

Preserve memories from a trip or event like this idea from Whole Living.

Sande Krieger shows some displays that include memory jars here, by Debbie Crouse.  See one photo below.

The jars below are from a tutorial on Crescendoh showing free-motion stitching.  Click here for more details.

This next one is from Katie Runnel's Etsy shop, The Constant Gatherer.

Add some doilies and turn your jars into luminaries as shown on Crafts by Amanda here.

Here's another idea from Sugar and Charm, where you can paint the inside of a jar for an interesting look.

Add some crocheted/fabric cozies to your jars like Dottie Angel.

These jars are used to store pretty bangles.  Found on PO Box 607

Also, take a look at this project by artist Kirsty Hall, "365 Jars." For every day in 2011, she is "releasing an art jar into the wild." The one below reminds me that chalkboard paint would probably work on a jar as well…

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  1. March 10th, 2011Posted | Permalink

    i love dotty angel so much! that blog is killer!

  2. Evelyn
    March 10th, 2011Posted | Permalink

    Thank for these idea,they r reall cool

  3. March 10th, 2011Posted | Permalink

    Thanks for including my reuse of old soda bottles to hold jewelry!
    I love all the great ideas!

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