Make Your Own Anniversary Love Jar


WORDS:: Chyka Keebaugh

PHOTOS:: Lisa Atkinson


I PARTICULARLY LOVE THIS LITTLE DIY; IT'S A MEMORABLE WAY TO SHOW YOUR PARTNER YOUR LOVE AND CARE THEM AND BEATS ANY STORE BOUGHT GIFT.


Finding new, creative ways to show your love year after year can get a little ho-hum. You can follow the rules and go searching for the perfect gift containing…wood, glass, china and bronze or you can get creative and make a keepsake that is from the heart. Having celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary this year, I have had this little project on my mind and thought it would be perfect, not only for anniversaries but any occasion.

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t’s personal, fun and best of all cheap to make - all you need to buy is a beautiful jar, and then you are good to start fossicking about the home for mementoes of love. You can go all out and even put gifts in amongst the personal items or keeping it entirely personal, either way, you have created a truly unique gift your partner will love.


Love Jar Ideas::

  • Photos
  • Letters
  • Movie tickets of a particular date
  • Initial decorations
  • Love trinkets; hearts, cupid decorations, etc..
  • Jewellery to gift
  • Feathers
  • Buttons from a favourite shirt 
  • An old tape
  • Lace from your wedding dress
  • Airline tickets
  • Small bottle of perfume
  • Hanky
  • Dried flowers
  • Baby's lock of hair
  • Cufflinks
  • Reel of cotton (1st wedding anniversary)
  • Anything heart shaped


What’s great about this gift giving the idea is that it can be used for any occasion where a gift is required. Be it birthdays, Christmas, Easter, special gifts for teachers, newborn gift, you name it - any occasion will work. So get creative!