Hello there! How are you this fine Tuesday?
You may know that our family has been vacationing in the same spot for the last few years, so it goes without saying that we like it there. A lot. So much so, that I’ve decided to pay homage to our little slice of heaven with my latest project.
But first, a little prologue: I’m not a scrapbooker. I just can’t devote that much time to one endeavor because I have so many things I want to tackle. Be that as it may, I still want to preserve memories for our kids, so I wrote about alternatives to scrapbooking a couple of years ago with the hopes of putting one of those plans into action. I’ve finally gotten around to it.
Vacation Memory Jar
Nap Rating = less than 1
I can’t really supply you with a list of materials for this one, I suppose, because everyone’s vacation memory jar would be a bit different. But you get the idea. It took less than 20 minutes to put together once I had gathered all the supplies, so this one gets a great nap rating!
This was so easy to make, guys, as I’m sure you can tell, but I really like looking at it because I don’t think it looks cheesy despite its simplicity. I wanted to recreate the sand dunes that are prolific in western Michigan, so I simply filled a large glass jar (which I already owned and didn’t have a use for) with play sand, some fake grass (to mimic dune grass), a rock from the shoreline, and a picture of the pier. I piled the sand up higher on one side to look more like a dune, and to smooth it out–get this–I used a hair dryer on its lowest setting. I clipped a clothespin to the picture and just plunked it in the sand. Finally, I wrapped some nautical-looking rope around the rim of the jar and tied a chalkboard tag to it. Voila!
How do you preserve your family’s memories?