Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hope Jars

For Christmas, I gave people what I called "Hope Jars"- Upcycled containers with 365 encouraging quotes, song lyrics, or Scriptures in them. Since we didn't have any money to spend, and because I love making special gifts for people, I had to be creative.

I collected glass and plastic food jars, cleaned them out, and decoupaged with pretty papers. I painted a bird and "Hope Jar" on each one, and filled them with daily words of encouragement. Most of the strips of paper were from "Streams in the Desert" and other books that had really given me hope last year. I prayed over each quote and each jar as I was making them, and it really blessed me as much as it blessed the people I gave them to. I even made one for Ted & myself, so we read one daily and put it in a box to reuse for the next year.

I will be posting a few "Hope Jars" on my etsy shop soon, so let me know if you'd like to buy one for yourself or as a special gift for someone else.


Mary said...

Thank you for the comment you left on my blog. God does the changing, but I need to be seeking, abiding, willing.

I love these Hope Jars. What a wonderful idea!!

Hope you are doing well, it's raining buckets and very windy here. I wish it was just a bit colder so it would snow!! If it has to be cold I want snow!! :)


Cinderella Moments said...

That's fantastic! I suppose you could make "Love" jars for Valentine with sweet words. And you could go on with these for every holiday. It's always nice to get gifts with a lot of thought in them!

shane tjia said...

which we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and stedfast and entering into that which is within the veil...
that's what i always remember when i hear the word 'hope'...:)

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