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This is Jade's Mending jar. Jade is my niece who has just left school, aged 16 and is now commuting to college everyday. She is studying to become a veterinary surgeon.
I keep all my glass jars to recycle or make crafts out of and decided that Jade might need some things to help her, seeing as she is a long way from home. I have called it her Mending Jar.
Firstly I got a small jar - in this case a Vegemite jar. Took off the label and washed and dried it thoroughly. (I cut off the yellow plastic ring too).
In Jade's case I found:
I have yet to pop in a needle in a safe housing, some Blu-Tac, and some thin elastic. Oh, and I popped in some jelly beans for a sugar fix!
I am hoping that some of these things may come in handy for her. I also popped a piece of round card in the bottom before putting everything in. This had her name and the number of her house and postcode written so you can see it underneath. In case her bag gets lost.
I think I'll make some for other members of my family and just change the contents to suit each person. This might be especially useful to my four brothers to keep in their cars and work vans. I'll make those ones look more manly though!
I hope you might make your own mending jar. Best wishes.
Source: I had a little mending 'box' when I was a child - I just updated it.
By Monique from Somerset, UK
Very thoughtful gift.
Great, thanks for the idea. I'm going to make one for Christmas for my niece.
Wow, how cool is that! Yes, make some more. Different themes might be cool, too!
Thank you for the nice things you have said, I appreciate you taking the time to write to me.