Thoughtful Thursday | DIY Happiness Jar

StampinByHannah Thoughtful Thursday DIY Happiness Jar

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As I explained last week one of my New Years “resolutions” (I don’t do resolutions as a rule, but with 2018 came a list of things that HAD to change), was to be more consistent in my use of Mindfulness to help lessen my Anxiety issues. I have suffered from anxiety for a long time, and I have always been adamant that it would not rule my life, however during the last few months of 2017 it became apparent that it had.

So, one of the ways I have started to wok towards dealing with it is by using a Gratitude Journal. This led me to do a pretty extensive Pinterest search for Mindfulness… Yes, I really do have a secret board full of positivity quotes! And during January I started to write a Happy thing every day.

How to make a Happiness Jar using Stampin' Up! products

So, I have made this fun Happiness Jar to keep all my Happy Things in! I have chopped a load of Colour Theory Designer Series Paper into 3 x 3″ squares to write them on, partly because I have heaps of this DSP, and partly because its so bright and colourful and that makes me Happy!

The jar itself is a Korken from Ikea… which I had intended to use for Cookie mix as part of Christmas Countdown… but I think that this idea is better!

How to make a Happiness Jar using Stampin' Up! products

The cute tag was SO much fun to make (and that makes me happy too! It’s a simple tag of Island Indigo card stock punched with the Scallop Tag Topper punch. I did add some ink to the bottom, and some stamping from Picture Perfect Birthday.

The star of this is the flower though. I don’t make these very often, because they are a bit of a faff and definitely require the use of a hot glue gun. The flower uses the Blossom Builder Punch, punched 6 times out of Berry Burst card stock. To create some extra dimension I added some ink to the ends of the petals with a Stampin’ Sponge, and crinkled each petal before sticking them together with hot glue. The tag is completed with a Clear Facet Gem (which I also added with hot glue… just to make sure it doesn’t fall off in 6 months time!)

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Hannah McCurley

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