Hey! so today i thought it would be a good idea to go out and do some shopping for jars, as you do, and i found the perfect 3. I got these from Cargo and they were reduced from £3 to £2.80. I have seen this picture on tumblr which simply says
"Start 2013 off with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good thing that happen. On new years eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year"
I generally really want to give this a go, keeping this in mind this then gave me the idea to have 2 extra jars, one for 'savings' and one for 'charity money', this will make me happier as i feel i am always doing something productive. Anyway i will begin showing how i developed these cute looking jars.
Step 1: Find/buy a jar. Places you could purchase jars like this are:
A jam jar shop
A jam jar shop
Step 2: I then went onto a editing website called: http://www.picmonkey.com/ and uploaded a white picture, you can get these by just putting into Google 'white picture'. I then added text with my favourite font and inserted 'Savings' 'Charity Money' and 'Happy moments and memories'. I then chose a little animal to go with each of them. To get this go to the sidebar and click on the icon with the heart and speech bubble, then scroll, scroll and scroll until you reach 'ordinary beasts' and choose which one. This part is optional, you don't have to add an animal, you can add any image you like, i just thought this would be cute.
Step 3: I then Googled 'Cath kidston patterns' and picked the
I printed 3 of these images off along with the pink Provence rose which acts like a border. behind the blue.
Step 4: I then cut these images up which were, The text, blue Provence rose and pink Provence rose.
Step 5: We are nearly done, yay. Now you need to layer all the images.
- Stick the text onto the blue Provence rose
- Stick the blue Provence rose onto the Pink Provence rose (using Prit-stick)
- Use sellotape to stick on the final layered image onto the side of the jar.
and you are DONE!
Extra: I also added a circular image to the top of the jars, this took me quite a while as i took forever trying to get the size right. Basically just print out the image you want to go in the top of the jar and trace a rough circle and keep experimenting with it until it fits.
Why do this?
So if you are going to give this a go, just go for it, it's a new year and a new start for everyone, try something different and unique and you will feel better about yourself. Please do try and do the charity savings one as the more people get the idea and raise money the more we can help,
Good luck :-)