Memory Jar and a winner…

Oct 6, 2010

While in Mykonos I collected simple items I could use to fill a memory jar of my trip. This old sugar dispenser contains lots of wonderful memories. I picked the sugar dispenser because it reminded me of the columns I saw while touring Delos. I painted the metal top blue to remind me of all the blue on the houses and buildings. Then along the bottom of the jar I typed 2010 – Cocoa Daisy Destination – Mykonos on vintage paper to document the year and name of the event.

I tied blue and white seam binding around the top of the container to remind me of all the gorgeous white buildings with blue accents. I then tied some red and white baker’s twine around it as there is always a little pop of red someplace to be found on the island. The evil eye is a symbol you see all over the island so I had to add a little charm that I purchased and the pelicans are celebrities on the island… they are HUGE! Elina passed out these cute chipboard pieces to all the guests.

Christine and I bagged some sand from the island and she picked out this little statue for me. There were way too many for me to pick from so I just told her to pick the one she liked best. I would still be standing there making up my mind if she had not done so. I tucked a little coin in the sand and trimmed a postcard I bought one night while doing some late night shopping with Christine and Ronda. The image on the postcard reminds me of the view I saw as I looked out our room.

The pearl pin represents the little marble rocks you find all over and the clear jewel pin represents the clear water. The water there is gorgeous. And I am still looking for a small metal cross to put on top. I think that will complete my memory jar perfectly. Note: I used a super strong adhesive to seal the spout on the lid closed.

And now to announce the winner of the mini workshop kit… the winner is SUSIE MOORE…. email me your snail mail address and I will get your kit to you ASAP. Congrats, Susie!

Susie Moore says:

Lisa – what memories you must have of this trip! You will be using your pictures FOREVER in your projects. Happy scrapping!

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  • Santa

    I love it.

  • Helena

    Lisa, that is absolutely precious!!!!!


  • cass jones

    love using the sugar container lisa. i’ve used bottles before, but you can’t get as much in them. you trip looked amazing :D

  • Irini Liolia

    What a fabulous idea….just perfect!

  • Julie

    What a wonderul idea! Thank for sharing!

  • Susie Moore

    Thank you Lisa. What a fun surprise. I will send you my address through facebook. Susie.

  • Ronda P

    it is stunning my friend. Absolutely stunning. You make me think about collecting in a whole new way!!

  • elina

    wow!! amazing idea!!! Love what you did Lisa! very creative!! Miss you!!!!!!!

  • Nycole Clark

    Lisa ~ this memory jar is amazing!!! It captures every detail about our absolutely fantastic trip. I love it!!!