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Create your own 2015 memory jar!
Turn an old or broken Christmas ornament into a topper for your 2015 memory jar by following this tutorial! Now if you don't have an old/broken ornament or you don't want to scarifies any of your other good ornaments, then thats ok. At this time of year, stores are always having sales to get rid of there Christmas decorations. Most likely you will be able to find a bunch of ornaments you can either take apart or use for this project at a very cheap price.

Happy Crafting!

Posted by Katie K. from Dayton, Ohio, United States • Published See Katie K.'s 21 projects »
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You Will Need

Jar
Ornament
Pilers
Wire (I used 24 gauge)
Mod Podge
Glitter
Letter Stickers
Cardstock Numbers
Charm with a Jump Ring
Paintbrush
Scrapbooking Paper
Scissors
Awl
Ribbon Trim
E6000
  • How to make a jar. 2015 Memory Jar Diy - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take apart your old ornament. You can do this by using some pilers and possibly scissors. Remove the parts of the ornament you don't like until you have the piece or pieces you want to use for your jar. If you didn't have an old ornament, you could always go out and buy a cheap ornament that you would either want to take a part or use as a complete piece for your jar.

  • How to make a jar. 2015 Memory Jar Diy - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now take your awl and poke a small hole where you want to place your charm.

  • How to make a jar. 2015 Memory Jar Diy - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cover your ornament with some Mod Podge and add your choice of colored glitter. When your ornament is dry you can either seal it with another coat of Mod Podge or with a Clear Acrylic Sealer spray.

  • How to make a jar. 2015 Memory Jar Diy - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using some wire and your pilers create a small loop. Then cut the small loop from the main piece of wire.

  • How to make a jar. 2015 Memory Jar Diy - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now apply a small drop of E6000 at the end of your wire loop and place it inside the hole you made in step 2. Then set the whole piece aside to dry.

  • How to make a jar. 2015 Memory Jar Diy - Step 6
    Step 6

    While your ornament is drying you can work on the lid of your jar. With some scrapbooking paper, cut out a circle that will cover the top of your jar. Once you have the circle cut out, glue it to the jar lid with some Mod Podge and let it dry.

  • How to make a jar. 2015 Memory Jar Diy - Step 7
    Step 7

    With your letter stickers, spell out a phrase to put on the front of your jar. I wrote Happy 2015 Memories but you could use your favorite quote, your name or you can leave your jar blank.

  • How to make a jar. 2015 Memory Jar Diy - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now grab your ornament, charm and cardstock numbers and assemble your pieces together. First what I did was add my charm to a jump ring and then added it on the loop I glued in the middle of my ornament. Then I glued down the whole ornament to the top of my jar lid. Finally,I glued the cardstock numbers in place. As a side note, when I got done when this step I ended up finding some teal pom pom trim. Since I felt the gold lid was competing with the sliver glitter, I decided to add the pom pom trim around the rim of the jar.

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Kimberly <3
Kimberly <3 · Ocean City, Maryland, US
Cute way to store the good moments for reading next year.
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Kimberly <3
Kimberly <3 · Ocean City, Maryland, US
Cute way to store the goo moments for reading next year. <3
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