I was so inspired after reading this post of a fellow South African blogger, who is living in Abu Dhabi, that I shared the post with my fellow Christians at work. I thought it would be a super idea to jot down all the Blessings we will be receiving this year, so that when the road uphill seems to be a bit of a struggle, just reading the many blessings we have received should give us renewed Hope and Faith that things can and will only get better.
My prayer friend Abi, asked if I would make her a Blessings Jar and brought this one to work for me to alter. Just before I started this project I browsed Pinterest for some ideas. There are some beautiful creations out there. I have now created an Altered Jars board on my Pinterest profile.
Here are some pics which I would like to share with you. As you know, I love the colour PINK, so it was just natural to decorate the jar with this colour.
I found some hessian or burlap cloth which I purchased a while ago. Just knew it would come in handy one day and covered the jar all round with that.
I then went about adding some lovely pink lace on top and bottom.
I just tied the lace at the back of the jar, to form a nice bow and added some tiny ribbons and flowers on the hessian and ribbon.
This is a side view, where I hung a lovely thin metal pink heart and strung lovely "praying angel"
and "hand made with love" charms through the pink string.
Here is a close up pic of the heart and angel. Sorry it is so blurry!
I created a tag and just wrote Blessings Jar by hand.
And another final pic of the front of the Blessings Jar.
I hope this post has inspired you to make your own Blessings Jar. I think it would make a nice gift for a friend too, don't you think ?
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.