For those who don't know, my sister & co-founder of Alleymuse is getting married next month. I wanted to give her something unforgettable, pretty, and practical as a keepsake. I thought I would share this idea for anyone who is looking for an easy DIY gift.
What you'll need
- Cork Jar
- Skeleton Keys
- Sewing Thread
- Sewing Needle (thick one) & Plier
- Decorative Fillers
- Mini cards + envelopes
- Washi Tape
- Alleymuse Pens to write your wishes, advice, or encouragement for your loved one!
Step 1: Hanging the key(s)
Put a thread through the keyhole and tie a knot.
Then thread a long, thick needle through the cork. You might need to use a plier to pull the needle through. Once it is through the cork, tie a knot.
Style as many keys as you want and hang them at a different height.
Step 2: Fill the jar
I used purple decorative vase fillers as seen in the photos.
Other suggestions: dried lavender, glitter, pearls, seashells and rocks.
Step 3: Write a message & drop it in the jar
Initially, I wanted the note to be made into a scroll and have a gold thread tied around it. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the best paper to roll it up without wrinkling it, nor keep the pen ink from bleeding through the paper! If anyone knows a paper material that would work for next time, leave a comment for me.
I decided to go with mini cards along with a gold foil washi tape to seal the envelopes!
Other suggestion: instant Polaroid photos
Be sure to tag us @alleymuse or #alleymuse so we can see your mason jar style!