We love rocks. We love to collect them. Plus they are long-lasting tangible souvenirs from a family vacation.
But it is so easy to end up years later with just a pile of rocks - or pine cones or bird feathers or shells or whatever - that no one can recall where they came from.
The idea: put the keepsakes from a family vacation in a jar with a note so you will always remember where they came from. I used mason jars here, but they could be any kind of jar, even recycled clean pickle, salsa or relish jars. I want to make a nice long wall of our trip keepsakes.
Now I am really not very crafty, so I'm sure a lot of you out there could come up with a much better, fancier set up than what I did. But it works for us.
And below is something else you can do with large rocks or items that will not fit in a jar. This idea comes from my Florida fossil hunting days. Use a little white-out and a marker and either record in a notebook what the writing means or tie it in to a number at the top of your Keepsake Jar.