Summer Keepsake Apothecary Jar Craft

Use a pretty glass apothecary jar to stow mementos from your summer vacation.

summer memory craft from an apothecary jar

In a footed apothecary jar, like this one, a simple arrangement looks best. 

Materials you have:

  • Shells
  • Rocks
  • A dried flower
  • Store-bought souvenirs
  • Children's flip-flops
  • Sunglasses
  • Postcard or photograph
  • Pencil or chopstick
  • Sand

Materials you need:


  • Add a layer of sand on the bottom of container. Place items, starting with largest, ending with smallest. Use pencil or chopstick to arrange them more precisely.
  • Carefully place lid on container. Display your item where it is unlikely to get jostled.

Cover all your bases. Want a memory jar that's not summer-themed? Instead of using sand, start with glass marbles (check