Sunday, September 21, 2008
Create a memory jar
A few years ago, we lost two members of the family back to back. When I attended the funerals, I took a sprig of the flowers. I didn't just want them to be pressed in a book never seen, so I created a memory jar for them. Mine are woodland scenes with the special flowers as backdrops. Click on the photo for a closer view. I added abandoned nests and hatched eggs, things from my own place. The butterflies were gone, and so lovely I placed them in too. The third jar is simple with, a rice base, a lost butterfly, and wing, a nest and feather that holds a vintage brooch of my sister's I had admired. She left it to me, and this is how I enjoy it. A vintage bracelet adorns the top. Anything clear with a lid will do, that way things stay dust free, just dust the outside of the jars. They look nice displayed on a cake stand too. You can make yours in any style with your choosen items, and they can be created just to remember a special event. One last tip, to quickly and nicely dry flowers, put them in the trunk of a car on a hot day for a couple of hours.