Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Happiness jars, project #13

One of my favorite writers, Elizabeth Gilbert, who wrote a little fantastic book called Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia and it was so inspiring that I could barely put it down.  I think I did a marathon reading session for a few days on my bed and my hammock until my hand hurt from holding the book open.  Anyway, I started to follow her Facebook page when I was looking for inspiration.  She talked about Happiness Jars.  The thought behind them is to have a visual reminder of being happy or being grateful.  The jars help to focus us on the regular act of writing down moments or things that make us happy.  I decided to make one for myself on my desk.  I've been putting my gratitude notes inside of it.  It started me out of my funk with all the big changes in my life. 

Anyway, I used a pink vase from when my husband sent me flowers, since I love pink and it reminds me of him.  The heart origami is to remind me of being happy and that love is the key in life.  On the back, I put a series of pictures I took from a video of my husband, myself, and our friends doing a flash mob of Gangnam Style for our friend's birthday party.  Every time I see it, it cracks me up.  Hubby was such a good sport to dress up as Psy and really go for it with all the moves.

 Gummychild, if you're reading this, stop reading! ;-)  
 You can read the rest after I come by your place for craft night. 

So I thought I would make a few for some friends...

I used a jar from home.  I found this cute little angel photo holder and decided this little angel belonged inside the jar.  I used museum putty to affix it to the bottom.  A little note to declare the jar and its new owner...and it's ready for Gummychild.

I hope you had some fun looking at these jars.  I'm grateful that I get to share these projects and feel like a little kid again.  Thank you.  MUAH!


  1. I LOVE it!!!! =) Thank you so much! =D I've already added some things to it, hee hee...I love how you found a Tare panda card for it - so many good memories with you, my dear friend! ^_^

  2. Very cute :)
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  3. Gummy- I'm so glad you liked the happiness jar. It was so fun to make with you in mind. Thank you for the lovely craft night last week. It was so good to see you.

    Vindiebaby- Thanks for commenting. I'm new to the blogging thing. It's fun to know someone is reading. p.s. I like the clothes on your site.