Sometimes last minute gifts turn out to be the most thoughtful. If you are struggling to come up with a gift for your loved-one, this is the perfect way to say, “I am always thinking of you.” It’s a memory tin to capture the memories of the past year.
This could come in the form of photos, quotes, observations, thoughts – whatever shows how special your loved one is. And a bonus – this is totally customizable based on the supplies you have and the interests of the recipient. Today, I will show you the memory tin I made for my husband.
- Unfinished Tin with Lid
- Project Life Cards (I used a combo of the Midnight Kit and this Holiday Kit)
- Sn@p Studio Letter Stickers
- Tissue Paper
- Embellishments (I just used a random assortment of crafty supplies)
- Some tiny object with significance, I used mini ornaments
- Glue Gun
- Scissors (I also used fringe scissors with my project)
- Spray Paint (optional)
Step 2 (optional): At this point, you could spray paint your tin to jazz it up a little. I spray painted mine black. While it was drying, I moved on to the next steps.
Step 3: Write notes on the smaller Project Life cards. I like the holiday cards because they give you specific prompts, which make it easy to recall memories. I also wrote quotes and just single lines of things I like about my husband.
Step 5: Embellish the top of your tin. I used stickers, ribbon, a small Project Life card, a handmade pinwheel and a brad. If your tin is dry and ready to go, you can glue the base paper down and work from there. If it’s not dry, just embellish the base paper and you can glue it to the tin later.
You can fit a little something extra in the tin as well. Maybe a favorite candy or something representing an inside joke. I chose to add a few mini ornaments to represent a DIY fail that my husband helped me with.
That’s it! The part that takes the longest is writing notes. If you want to start this part earlier in the year, it would be easy to write notes here and there. Despite my good intentions , I never start these things early. I think it is thoughtful either way!