Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Another "I was going to save the world...." project

Wish: A desire, longing, or strong inclination for a specific thing.

We all have them, big wishes, small wishes, sometimes very simple wishes and many times even secret wishes! ....
From wishes that last just a few minutes to those wonderful, dreammy wishes that we carry around all our lives....Personal wishes and world-wide wishes...Pink, soft, glittery wishes...are the inspiration for our:
"I was going to save the world today, but something....small and cute caught my eye! project.

An easy, inexpensive idea (will cost you less than a Hallmark card) and a lot more memorable!

We bought these tiny jars at Michael's for less than $1.00 each. If yours come with the metal lid closure, just remove it....
The jars come in all different sizes, for this project we used the smallest ones (3" tall) because we like the idea of priceless things coming in very small packages!
We filled the jar with a fluffed cotton ball. We stamped a Raffle ticket (sold at WaltMart or Party Supplies Stores for $1.00 a roll of 100....yes! 100 "wishes"...) with the word WISH. (printing or writing it's also fine!)

We then dipped the sides of our Wish Ticket on glitter for some sparkling fun and once dried, we placed it inside the jar, between the glass and the cotton.

Using a glue gun, we glued the lid to the jar.
We decorated the top using crepe paper (velvet or lace are also great choices) and a silver star. Some trim around the neck (or ribbon) completed the fab look!

The top can also be personalized with your guest initial and the "Captured Wishes" used as place cards during a lunch or Christmas dinner. Use the Groom and Bride's initials for a shower's party favor...Small tokens of Love that guests will be happy to take home and cherish!


Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Cute project! Thanks for sharing!

Pink Pig said...

I love them! Now if i could only find the time to try this.

Nice work!

Fleur de Bee said...

how FUN!!! Thanks for sharing!

Angelina's Trinkets said...

What a fantastic idea. I love it and will definitely use this at our next family gathering. It will make a fun event for us to talk about our dreams and wishes.

Thank you so very much.

If you get a chance, stop by my site and then click on the Great Christmas Giveaway where I am giving away lots of gifts for Christmas.

TheTatums said...

Thanks for this fun idea!

Tara said...

Easy and fun, right up my alley! Thanks...great for christmas as it seems to be the season for all sorts of wishes!


~ Tara ~

SweetAnnee said...

most lovely..glad I found you from Etsy