Friday, January 18, 2013

Little Scrap Pieces DT post - Ever Thankful


Hi Everyone!
Yippee it's Friday! You know what that means Little Scrap Pieces "Fun Friday Challenge"! This week it's all about the Flowers.  Wow, you must stop over and see some of the projects my DT sisters made! They are ALL so talented! 
Some of you may have heard of a "Thankful" jar, they are all over pinterest. It basically is exactly what it sounds like :) You place little notes of the things you are thankful for daily, weekly, all throughout the year and then on Dec. 31st you and your family sit and read them. Well our church actually handed out mason jars for anyone that would like to start this fun little project. So of course this jar could absolutely not sit on my kitchen island without getting a little "Paper" makeover (haha) Here's a tip... the burlap and ribbon are permanently adhered to the jar as I knew I would not want to change them. The flower is only attached to the tag so that I can change this out to go with my seasonal decor. I know I have my apples from Fall decor but I just put them back in after Christmas because I couldn't find my Red & White decor:(   
Look we already have two thankful notes in the jar :) And that's a stamp from the dollar bin at Micheals - SCORE!

I wrapped the jar with the most awesome burlap from Liz's paper loft & added a MCT curly label die and rolled flower die.

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I thought I would include a pic. of the instructions just in case it inspires anyone to start this project in their home. I have to say it really creates lots of fun conversation like... Can I be thankful for Homework passes, whoopie cushions and shooting a 76 in golf. Those were from my boys, but my favorite one was when my oldest said I have something for the jar...I'm so thankful Mom learned to cook, our house always smells so good :) That was my memory maker for the week :) 

Have a FABULOUS day my friends!!
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18 comments:

Sherrie K. said...

Oh, what a fun idea! I like how it involves everyone in the family to contribute:) Your son is so sweet ...love his note! I am sure you are a great cook and spoil your boys with sweetness:) I know I do,lol!The burlap wrap around your mason jar is awesome and what a beautiful polka dot flower:) I never find dollar stamps at Michael's-totally scored Shelly! Lucky duck!

Your little trip south sounds awesome and how nice to have such beautiful weather. We are freezing here....suppose to be -30 by Monday! Yikes..it's about -3 now.
Have a GREAT wknd Shelly!

Lisa said...

I LOVE this idea, Shelly!! What an awesome project for the whole family to enjoy together!! You decorated the jar so beautifully!! I love the burlap ribbon and the flower is absolutely gorgeous!! And I love that you are going to change it out with the seasons!! You know, I forget to look in the $1 bin at Michaels...they moved it so I keep forgetting about it!! You scored a fabulous stamp!! I love the things your sons want to add to the jar...what fun it will be when you read these at the end of the year!! Happy Friday my friend :)

Lisa :)
A Mermaid's Crafts

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such a great idea!! Kids are hilarious! Love he trim and details on this! Carri~Abusybee

Cindy said...

AWESOME idea Shelly!!!and your jar looks great too,Have a SUPER weekend!!!:)

Karen said...

Shelly what a beautiful idea I love this and reading the notes at Christmas make it just so special. Thank you of making such a thoughtful project for the challenge. Karen

Creations by Shirl said...

Oh how neat of a project, and clever to involve everyone.... love it! And perfect on the interchangeable for any occasion too~Love the burlap and flower on this jar...

DIANA L. said...

Great idea Shelly, Your flower came out perfect. I love the whole faimily involved idea.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

L.B. said...

I made one of these cute jars for my family as well..Love how you decorated yours.

jessica said...

What an awesome idea Shelly! LOVE the way you decorated the jar...the ribbon, the flowers and the "score"~ dollar bin stamp~LOVE it!!
This project makes for such a GREAT family get together and I bet by the end of the year if will be well overflowing!!!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT weekend!!!

Tanya/Nonna said...

Oh my goodness...I totally love this! I love the burlap, sweet flower and beautiful tag! And, I love the whole idea of this! I may have to "borrow" this for my Wednesday night class at church. I think my kids would enjoy making one of these. Thanks so much for sharing this idea ♥

June Houck said...

Fabulous! I adore your thankful jar...so clever and what a nice way to have a smile each and every week!

Jayne said...

Shelly this is fabulous! Love how you decorated the jar and such a brilliant idea.
Have a great weekend.
Jayne x

Heather said...

love this idea and your jar is adorable

shelly said...

shelly i love this idea and love how you decorated your jar. i also really like the idea of the interchangable/seasonal elements.very creative thinking! thanks so much for sharing your darling project with us at whim wednesdays :)

Creative M said...

What a BEAUTIFUL Creation!!Love the Tag!!LOVE this idea!!
Have a Wonderful Weekend,
Migdalia

Carole said...

Love the idea Shelly. In my home we use a blessing box and it works beautifully too.

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Stephanie said...

Shell this is such a fabulous idea! You have made the Thankful jar so beautiful. I am going to be using this idea for sure. LOVE it. Thank you for joining us this week over at Whimsical Designs. Big Hugs:) I e-mailed you several times, not sure if you are getting them. Give me a shout when you get a chance sar342@aol.com. Your card was a huge hit at pre-school. :)