2013 Joy Jar DIY

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hey there!

Hope you lovely ladies have had a wonderful weekend so far! I've spent mine sick -boo. But I still had some fun yesterday cheering my Louisville Cardinals on in the annual rivalry game against UofK. They pulled out the win! We also got snow - about 4 inches or so. Kobe is in heaven. Me, eh, I'm neutral. But man is it pretty!

Anways, onto the fun!

I'm not a huge 'resolution' person. I feel like goals are more realistic & attainable. Both short term & long term. I will be outlining my 2013 goals [read: how i will OWN 2013] in my post on January 2 when I link up with Miss Janna for the 'I Define My Own Perception' linkup. Seriously excited. Post is already finished for this bad boy.

One of the main things I want to impliment this year [besides business & health goals] is having more FUN! That's right, making more memories, finding the fun in the everyday, etc.

For this reason, I've created... dun - du - duhhh... The Joy Jar! Basically it's a jar to store all of your fun memories all year long. Then, at the end of the year, you read through them & remember!

You may have seen similar creations on Pinterest - I don't claim to be the inventor - but here is my take on it!

What you need:
- A large mason jar w/ lid.
- Letter cut-outs. [I got mine in a package from Michael's crafts]
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
- Modge podge/ glue
- Glitter
- Paper cut into strips

Step 1: Decorate
Basically I took my mason jar & hot glued the word 'JOY' onto the front. You could use any word you like, but I thought 'Joy Jar' had a nice ring to it. I decorated my lid with glitter. Just brushed on Modge-podge & sprinkled on glitter. A clear spray coat would be nice to top it off with, but mine is MIA, so I used hairspray...

Step 2: Add paper
Fill with your blank paper strips...
Step 3: Add memories!
Throughout 2013, write down the little joys you encounter, fold up & add to jar.
Step 4: Read & remember!
On NYE 2013, open up your lil' ole' Joy Jar & reminisce. Remember all of the fun little things you did in 2013!

Mine has a permanent position on the kitchen counter, front & center, so I can remember to add my memories.

Will you make a 2013 'Joy Jar'? What would you call yours??


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5 Responses to “2013 Joy Jar DIY”

Ashlyn said...

My mom sent me this idea yesterday and I loved it! Your jar is super cute. I really need to go out and make my own now.

Janna Renee said...

I think those Joy Jars are so cute! I hope you are all better for New Year's!

Laura Darling said...

I love the idea of a joy jar!!

Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...

OMG I lOVE this idea! I am most definitely going to be making one of these! Thanks Sam! It has been so fun getting to know you via the bloggie world! I hope you have a happy and safe New Year!

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Linny said...

What a cute idea, I will have to remember that! Thanks for sharing!