Monday, 13 August 2012

Memory Jar

Last week we spent a few amazing days staying in a decommissioned lighthouse.
Belle Tout Lighthouse lies on the cliffs of Beachy Head in East Sussex.
We stayed in the Beach Hut themed room and enjoyed daily walks along the cliffs. On the evenings we relaxed sipping wine in the Lamp Room at the top of the lighthouse.

When we came home, I realised we hadn't bought a keepsake to remind us of our time down there. So using some bits I collected from the beach below the cliffs, I made a Memory Jar.
I used PicMonkey to add effect to a photograph I took of the working lighthouse at Beachy Head (our room overlooked it).
By adapting a paper clip, I came up with a stand for my picture to attach to.
I then put some sand, pebbles and shells into the jar along with the photo stand. I also put some sand into the lid of the coffee jar.
Finally I designed and printed a date tag, attached it to the jar with twine - I love (t)wine! - and added a shell with some thin craft wire.
A decorative keepsake to remind us of our fab break at Belle Tout Lighthouse, Beachy Head.

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**UPDATE: Memory Jar featured in Flow Magazine**

38 comments :

My Norfolk Life said...

I love your keepsake! So very clever and beautiful too. Where you stayed looks brilliant.
Claire

Bronwyn said...

Oh! This is excellent! What. A great w ay to hold onto all of those important memories!

Ashley Ditto said...

Your blog is so creative and lovely!

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BusyMomofTwins said...

Gorgeous! What a fantastic idea. Love following your blog.

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Kerrie

SimplyyMayra said...

Hola Karen!
OMG! What a beautiful post! I LOVE the pictures and the tone of your story. The memory message keepsake is an amazing idea. I enjoy all of your posts, this one included! Thanks for all your sharing with us. Tootles!

~SimplyyMayra :)

Fiddly Fingers said...

What a lovely keepsake. It looks as though you had a perfect few days :)

Dewdrop Gardens said...

How adorable! Love this!
Debbie :)

Kimberly @ Seriously Daisies said...

What a beautiful keepsake you created. I love it!! And the lighthouse looks like a wonderful place to stay. The photos are gorgeous. :):)

Chelsea Art Designs said...

LOVE IT!!!!! great post, photos and content. looking forward to more soon. Will go off and try to create one while I am here in Germany for the summer. Much love C

Printabelle said...

What a lovely decoration! So pretty. Thanks for linking up.

AmieAnn said...

OH I just adore this! What a sweet way to remember your trip.. Love it!
Thanks so much for joining in the under 300 followers blog hop.. so happy to see your lovely face each week!
xoxo
Amie @ Pinkapotamus

A Girl With Moxie said...

What an amazing trip and what a great keepsake idea! :)

Evelyn MyTurnForUs said...

I am so jealous! What a beautiful place for an awesome vacation and great idea for a memory jar:) Those photos and the ones from your prior post are just amazing. I need to bring my RV (when I get it) to your part of the world and see all these lovely sights. I nominated your for a fun award on the 15th but I am just now getting to letting you know. (been on vacation myself). Anyway when you get a chance hop on over for all the details.

http://myturn-evelyn.blogspot.com/2012/08/one-very-lovely-blog-and-very-inspiring.html

Jess from Coxs Corner said...

I absolutely love this idea! Your blog is so beautiful! I'm excited to be following along!

Leanne said...

I love memory jars! The photo attached with the little clothespin is adorable. Have a great weekend!

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, I love your great idea! I also love the beautiful photos. :)

Natasha In Oz said...

That is such a great idea! You are so clever!! The pictures are stunning as usual too.

So happy to see you here! :)

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Katie Drane said...

Wow, that is a really awesome idea and looks so high end. You do good work. Thanks for sharing!

Katie
www.funhomethings.com

Aimee said...

What a cute idea! What a fun way to have a keepsake of a trip.

Lindy@ItsyBitsyPaper said...

What a great way to keep memories. I am following along from the blog hop. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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marissa said...

This is absolutely darling. What a cute idea and your photos are amazing!

marissa
rae gun ramblings

Jenny said...

I want to stay in that lighthouse, it looks amazing! I love the memory jar too :)

Stopping by from the Networking Blog Hop and now following along…I would love if you would stop by and say hello :)
Modern Modest Beauty

Anonymous said...

Oh that is so beautiful! Such a wonderful memory! And the place you stayed- amazing! I've never heard of such a place! Thanks so much for linking up with us this week ;)

Anni said...

What a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Stopping by from the Monday Meet Up :)

Lovely Blog!

xoxo
Anni

Debbiedoo's said...

Aww..that is really a neat idea! I love it. SO glad you shared it with my party. I prefer a visible link at the end of your post so that others know about the party. Thanks so much for joining.

Rachel said...

That's an awesome keepsake for the trip! And can I be just a little jealous that you got to stay in a lighthouse??

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

Thanks for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional link party! You've been featured and pinned to my Tuesday Confessional board on Pinterest!
http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2012/08/features-from-last-weeks-tuesday.html
Congrats!
~Macy

Tami Von Zalez said...

Popped in from Monday Meet Up ~ I like your jar treasure idea!

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Deborah Owen said...

What a wonderful idea! I love this idea.
Saying hello from threedawgladydesigns.blogspot.com

Isabelle Thornton said...

Did you link to my Mega jar link party? I would love if you do!
XO
http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/2012/08/mason-jar-link-mega-party.html

Brooke @ Covered in Grace said...

Karen!! This is soooo freaking amazing! I have been trying to come up with something great to do with my sea glass and shells I've been collecting in Hawaii...that little photo addition is perfect!! I love it. Thanks for linking up!! I pinned your awesome little craft!

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen, this is absolutely amazing. I am so impressed. :) Your pictures are beautiful...looks like just the place I'd love to go to.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, The Things We Find Inside

I am following you back on GFC.
Tami

Irish Carter said...

Gorgeous photos and well done on the photo in the bottle--I am from MI and love anything water. = ) New follower from the hop. Looking forward to following.

Irish

Betsy Pool said...

Wow - I love this! So creative. I love the tiny photo of the lighthouse inside the jar. Sounds like you had a great time there.

Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!! I'm now your newest follower. I hope to see you back next Tuesday. Pinning and tweeting this!

Betsy @ Romance on a dime.com

Sweet Boutique said...

HI,
I love your pictures, they are wonderful. I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Please stop by http://swtboutique.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-liebster-award_22.html to see!
Stephanie

Anita said...

I completely love this! What a great way to keep a memory!

Sarah Rooftops said...

What an amazing place to stay! It looks gorgeous!

Alyssa said...

So awesome!!! Love this! Found you from the blog hop!