How to Make a Holiday Treasure Jar

After reading the Little Trekkers Ambassadors amazing blog posts and your comments on facebook and twitter it seems as though we are not the only ones who end up with bags, pockets and other random places full of 'collection' items that our Little Trekkers have found interesting whilst out and about.

How to Make a Holiday Treasure Jar

Things that were important enough to be brought home but otherwise have no earthly use other than to remind us of the things we have experienced on family days out. Without running the risk of being serial hoarders, it did get us thinking of ways we could use them and so here is the result, a treasure jar.

What you will need:

  • Large clear empty jar (on old sweet jar is ideal)
  • String or ribbon
  • Memories from your days out or holidays - tickets, postcards, shells, sand
  • Pen
  • Glue or sticky tape

How you do it

  1. First choose a large jar (we have used one of the giant coffee jars from Little Trekkers HQ) and the items you would like to use.

  2. This memory jar is made up of items collected on a visit to Scarborough in the summer holidays last year and starts off with some Union Jack bunting saved from the Diamond Jubilee.

    first layer
  3. If you've been to the seaside, add a layer of sand from the beach you went to.

    add some sand
  4. Add some more mementos on top of the sand. We added a few shells, a stick of rock and a postcard of the fantastic harbour.

    add a few more mementos
  5. Get a piece of string and attach other mementos such as travel tickets, sea glass, coins, menus, photos, maps to it. We attached tickets from our ride on the steam engine, a piece of sea glass, a shell and gold coins we 'found' panning for gold at the Scarborough Sea Life centre.

    select your sticks
  6. Attach the string to the inside of the jar lid. Place the lid on your jar and you are done!

    treasure jar

Our Useful Tips

  • Remember to put a note in your jar to say where and when you collected your treasures
  • If using post cards in your memory jar you could record memories or an interesting story from the trip.

What Holiday Treasures are Going in your Jar?

Share your treasure jars with us on our facebook page. What unusual mementos have you kept?

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