How To Make A Vacation Jar

I don’t know about you but I tend to keep all of the ticket stubs and maps from my travels. I will hold on to small keepsakes, put them in a shoe box and look at them maybe once a year. Depending on what they are I might put them on display on my coffee table or nightstand. I came across this blog post (Domestocrat) a while ago and I thought the idea of making a DIY Vacation Jar was so cute.

I have this insatiable desire to travel the world. So I don’t know how many jars I will end up with or where to put them all. I recently took a trip to Canada, you can read about it here. When I got back I made a Vacation Jar filled with all of the things that I had collected. If you haven’t already read my blog post on my top three souvenirs, you can read it here.

The jar that I used is actually from the coconut oil that I buy at Target. It comes in a glass jar with a really simple silver top. I decided to use this jar because it was a good size. The edges are rounded rather than squared like you find on most mason jars. Also, the silver top matches with all of the silver accents I have in my house. I found a similar mason jar on Amazon.

Below is a photo of everything that I collected from my Canada trip. I also included a photo of the finished Vacation Jar after I put everything in it.

Going clockwise, starting at the top right corner.

  • The map of the city of Toronto that I got from the City Sightseeing Tour.
  • The map of the guided tour I took in Casa Loma
  • My boarding pass from Fort Lauderdale to Toronto.
  • My ticket from visiting the CN Tower.
  • The Map of the train to the City.
  • The brochure I received with my ticket to the CN Tower

In the middle.

  • My Hotel Key
  • A keychain I picked up from the Teaching Winery. I stopped there with a tour group for a wine tasting before going to Niagara Falls.


I hope you enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions feel free to comment below.

What keepsakes do you keep from your travels?

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