How To Make A DIY Memory Jar For The New Year

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This easy DIY project can be the perfect way to remember all the fun times you and your family have had together.

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Collect Your Supplies

Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

Ringing in the New Year means welcoming new possibilities and setting exciting goals for yourself. However, it’s also a perfect time to reflect on the past year and remember all of the amazing and wacky happenings that took place.

Some people keep a journal, but if you don’t want to commit to chronicling big and little life events every single day, you can opt for this fun DIY project we’re sure you’ll love!

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Cut Out Slips Of Paper For Memories

Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

While you can use regular paper or even Post-it notes, a Lawn Fawn Petite Paper Pack gives this craft a creative touch by featuring various coordinating patterns. It’ll really make the jar pop with color! To add even more flair to the memory jar, cut each paper using paper-edging scissors with various designs.

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Write Out All The Year's Great Memories

Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

Little memorable moments are what sweeten up our lives, but they can easily be overlooked if you don’t have a way to recall them.

To start out, you’ll need to write down all of the year’s memorable moments on little slips of paper. You can spend an afternoon recalling them… though spending the entire 12 months compiling them as they happen is much more fun.

Don’t leave out any good memories: they can be as big as an engagement or pregnancy, or as small as a fun afternoon with a friend.

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Place All The Memories In A Jar

Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

As you compile, you can place all the little slips into this special jar — just make sure the jar is large enough to fit everything!

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Use The Marker To Make A Special Label For Your Jar

Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

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Stick The Label On The Memory-Filled Jar

Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

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Keep Collecting The Memories Or Take Them Out To Read

Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

Heeral Chhibber for LittleThings

After you’ve filled the jar with an entire year’s worth of memories, you can empty it out on the last day of the year and have a blast reading and recalling everything that happened.

This project may take a year to complete, but it also couldn’t be easier. You’ll also have such a fun time remembering everything that made it magical.

What has been your favorite memory this year? Let us know in the comments.

And if you can’t wait to recall all the year’s fun memories, make sure to SHARE this fun craft with other DIY lovers on Facebook.