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Decorated Memory Jar Tutorial

Hi everyone, Christine here today with a decorated Memory Jar.  These are so easy to create by repurposing an everyday jar and make wonderful gifts too.  You can pop little photos inside and notes that mean something to you and then fix a date to open it up and remind yourself of lovely events, sentiments and feelings.

Decorated Memory Jar Tutorial by Christine Emberson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Memory Jar Step Outs

Select a jar, any shape will do as long as you can insert little photos and notes.  It is possible to purchase printers to produce photos from your phone if you wish.

Decorated Memory Jar Tutorial by Christine Emberson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Calculate the size of the jar lid and select a pretty die cut to affix to the top. Using strips of Extreme Double Sided Tape 1/4 inch will hold this in place perfectly.

Decorated Memory Jar Tutorial by Christine Emberson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

For the lid decoration, I’ve chosen die cut flowers and leaves that I’ve colored with distress inks  Affixing 3D Foam Squares Small on the reverse of each leaf gives wonderful extra dimension.

Decorated Memory Jar Tutorial by Christine Emberson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Stamens inside die cut flowers look extra realistic. To hold the stamens in place use Adhesive Dots 3D. Trim the stamens, pop them through the layered flowers and cover with the Adhesive Dot on the reverse.

Decorated Memory Jar Tutorial by Christine Emberson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I selected a kraft tag to tie around the jar and stamped a suitable sentiment.

Decorated Memory Jar Tutorial by Christine Emberson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

The finished decorated memory jar.  This will sit on my kitchen windowsill where I will continue to place items inside throughout the year.

Decorated Memory Jar Tutorial by Christine Emberson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Decorated Memory Jar Tutorial by Christine Emberson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Thanks for stopping by and check out the brilliant adhesives on the website.

Creative Time: 30 Minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

3D Foam Squares Small
Adhesive Dots 3D

HomeHobby by 3L®
Extreme Double Sided Tape – 1/4 inch.

Other
Craft Dies: Spellbinders® Paper Arts (Cinch and Go Flowers III, Fancy Edged Circles); Stamps: LDRS (Birthday Sentiments); White cardstock; Distress inks; Kraft Tag; Stamens

 

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