This is a fun and practical idea. If you love to sew or if you have an ancestor who loved to sew this gift would be a great opportunity to share that love along with your family’s stories. Do you have a stash of buttons? The pincushion jar would be a good way to share buttons. You could also share any stories connected with those buttons. Did they come from a favorite piece of clothing or a certain family member? I inherited a bunch of spools of thread from my grandmother. The would be great in a jar like this. Hopefully the image below get your creative juices going.
image from It All Started With Paint
image by Frugalcious Me
craft Jar of Whimsies by Phizzychick! on Flickr
image from bystephanielynn.com
image from My Lovely Inspirations
image from julieoldcrow.com click for tutorial
image from dishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.com
If this idea inspires you, let me know. I’d love to share your project here too.