DIY Projects: A Trip Down Memory Lane

When you’re bad at scrapbooking or just can’t commit to start or maintain one, here are some ideas I compiled for you (and me). Let’s start keeping those happy memories alive!


 If you love scrapbooking but have no space to store stickers, stamps, scissors, punchers, colored pens, papers, laces, wires, and a lot more, then digital scrapbooking might work for you. Just compile and scan photos, go online, order your album and wait for it to be delivered right at your doorsteps. By the way, Photobooks also save your time, money and shelf space.


By zigandzagblog


Collect sand and dirt – and the happy memories with it. Label properly and keep it out of reach of children and clumsy adults, or you’ll end up throwing away your memories.

Sand jar 1

You can try this too. Spill-proof and needs just a little amount of sand.

sand frames


If you’re like my husband who seems very much attached with his shirts, this might work for you.



Keeping memorabilia of events and trips has never been this easy. Say good bye to scrapbooks that can’t seem to hold that Ice Cream spoon (I tried including that once) or that impossible-to-stick Royce Plastic Bag.

FI DIY Blog martha book case 2

Grateful Jar

Count your blessings daily. Keep photos, movie tickets, or even note cards all in one place. Write down successes, pains and other things to be grateful for.  Open on New Year’s Eve, and take time to remember how good the year has been.

Here are some ideas by Faulkner’s Ranch.

grateful jar


We made one for our little Prince to be opened on his 21st birthday. I’ll be sharing more about that on a different post.

But basically, put anything that will give your child a glimpse of what happened when he was born – ultra sound photos or clips, hospital bills, first set of clothes, first pair of shoes, first toy, newspaper or magazine, first family photo, photo of his first home and a lot more.

time capsule

There you have it! Enjoy making memories, and keeping them remembered.

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