02 February 2014

Blessings Jar to share

Hello friends

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.

Warm wishes


Hannelie said...

It means a lot to me... knowing that I was an inspiration to you Sharon!
Your jar looks stunning.
Love the soft pinks, flowers and trimmings!
Desert hugs my friend!

Sue said...

Fabulous ides and a beautiful jar.
Hugs Sue x

Desire Fourie said...

So beautiful and such a wonderful project. I can just imagine how full this jar will be with blessings by the end of the year.
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Carina Els said...

Liewe Sharon

Wat 'n pragtige idee! Jou Blessings Jars is pragtig en 'n groot inspirasie, ek hou baie van die pienk met blomme en lint. Die hart en engeltjie is so mooi!
Dankie dat jy al die idees met ons deel.
Liefde Carina

chilli pip said...

This is beautiful Sharon. I see you are also getting your fair share of hot weather ! Whew .

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Sharon!!
Your Blessings Jar is beautiful!!! I so love to work with burlap and combined with all the lovely pink embellishments you've got a super project here!! Love, love, love it!! (I think I should seriously consider making one for myself - ons besef nie elke dag hoeveel seeninge ons regtig het nie ne!!)

cheryl Baker said...

Og gosh hun just adore what you have done with the jar hun its just beautiful hugs cheryl xxx

Elise said...

Hi Sharon! Your blessings jar is BEAUUUUUUTIFUL! What a sweet idea and I love how you've decorated it .. that Angel is such a PERFECT touch!!!!!!!

Sending Big Hugs,