Sunday, April 19, 2020

Happiness Jar

Hi friends,

I hope everyone is staying safe.  I want to share with you my "Happy Jar".  I've been wanting to create one and today I finally had the time to be creative.

The concept of a happiness jar is so very simple.  A jar you can fill with happy memories as often as you like.  There are no rules!  Just jot down on a slip of paper the happiest moment of your day or week; fold up the paper and drop it in the jar.  I also like to write on my slips of paper the date.  

I'm amazed over time the little things I have forgotten had I not jotted them down.  I am realizing in uncertain times my happiest moments are common every day things, from watching the birds at the feeder, to having Pippin snuggle up on me.

To create my jar, I took a mason jar and painted it with blue chalk paint and then distressed it.  Studio Manu Sound of Music scrapbook paper was used for the lid top, jar band, tag and pocket envelope.  This is one of my favorite paper designs.

The label for my jar was simply computer generated using the 1942 Report font (simple and quick) :-)

A band for around the jar was cut with scallop edged scissors and adhered with double sided tape.

A view of the jar top, which has a cream crochet flower with a flat back pearl in the center. 

Digging deep into my stash of die cuts, I located a Sizzix pocket envelope perfect for my slips of paper.

I decided to get extra creative and added a text graphic to the top of each one before cutting them out.

Have you created a "Happy Jar"?  If not, I hope today I have inspired you to make one!

Supplies:  Mason Jar with Lid
Text:  1942 Report, Enjoy the Little Things Text Graphic
Paper:  Studio Manu Sound of Music Scrapbook Paper, Whisper White
Accessories:  Vintage Tea Stained Seam Binding, Cream 12mm Flower Flat Back Pearl, Cream Crochet Flower, Spellbinders Small Circles #4, Labels Four #3, Small Labels Four #4, Large Classic Rectangles #3, Sizzix Pocket with Scallop Edge Die Cut, Scallop Edge Scissors


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a beautiful idea, love the jar and the little pieces of thanks
Keep safe and well
Faith x

Donna Ellis said...

Such a cute happiness jar, Donna! We used to have those at work. We also used to put things in it that had thoughts of appreciation for our coworkers. It was a delightful way of remaining anonymous and sharing good thoughts. hugs, de

KarinsArtScrap said...

it looks beautiful Donna
Gr Karin

Mariann Jakobsen said...

This was beautiful ❤️
Hugs from your new follower from N-Norway

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