Like any other crafty and food loving girl, I have a propensity for collecting empty wine bottles and, by extension, corks. (I promise it’s generally due to entertaining. Generally.) I’ve looking through Pinterest postings, found inspiration, been uninspired and ultimately started putting the used corks in a recycled jar, hoping that one day a craft project would come of them. Spring has a lovely way to motivate me to do things, like potting my new herb garden, so I picked up some soil, started planting my basil, rosemary, cilantro and lavender and then it hit me! I could use those leftover corks to label my seedlings! I have seen a version of this in this project, and while the original may look better, I’m enjoying my (super easy) version.
A dear friend of mine started an initiative last year where she documented memories on paper and stored then in a mason jar, aka the Happiness Jar. Whenever she had a challenging day or needed a pick-me-up, she would open the jar and read some memories. I decided to do the same and used a Costco-sized artichoke jar for the effort. Some said that seemed like a really large jar, and filling it in a year might be a “optimistic”, but I’m happy to announce I did it in three months.
New objective: refill the jar every three months with new memories. Challenge accepted.
The time has come! I’ve been in love with the “chalkboard paint on things” concept for, well, ever, and I finally broke down and bought some at the grocery store over the weekend. I’m not a mom, but I’ve already found multiple applications for this handy paint, the first of which is for mason jar lunches, leftovers, and pantry items.
In December, I was adding very necessary pins to my “Excuse for a Dinner Party” board, and happened upon the most amazing project: the dinosaur serving plate. A good friend of mine loves dinosaurs. I mean, loves them. Loves them so much she and her husband used them as center pieces at their wedding, loves them. So when I saw this project, I had the perfect Christmas present aligned.