My new year plan ~ a little jar of happy

Apparently, Friday was the day that most people abandon their new years resolutions and give in to their old habits or cravings. As you know, I already struggled to keep on top of my resolution to write a blog post every day and failed after only 2 – but that was down to me being off on holiday and once I got back to my ‘normal’ work schedule I’ve stuck with it every day and have actually blogged twice a couple of times – so maybe over the course of the month I’ll have caught up with myself! Anyway, one of my other new years resolutions was simply to keep an eye on all the good things inย my life and make a note of them. I’ve therefore made a ‘gratitude’ jar to house all of the happy times to come.

diy craft project little jar of happy gratitude happiness

I used a large pickled gherkin jar – thoroughly washed out to get rid of the vinegar smell – and I spray painted the lid with a little metallic paint to make it look prettier. I simply added a luggage tag and rustic ribbon bow around the top of the jar and now it’s pride of place on my bookshelf. I’ve put a little bundle of notelets, post-its and pens next to the jar so that it’s super-easy to add a note and I can do it straight away while the happy event is still in my mind.

craft project make your own little jar of happy DIY happiness and gratitude pot

I’ve already added about 15 notes to the jar and I have recruited hubby into the project so that he will also add his happy times into the jar, then we can enjoy reading them all at the end of 2014 and remembering all the lovely things that have happened to us over the year. The quote that I’ve written on the back of my luggage tag is “Enjoy the little things in life… for one day you’ll look back and realise they were the big things”.

Please take care, stay safe and use common sense when following the advice, projects, recipes or ideas from Cassiefairy.com. Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk. Please read our Terms and Conditions, our Privacy Policy and Disclosure for more information. Thanks!

Posted by

Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.