So why make a 2013 hopes and dreams jar?
The whole idea is to create your jar filled with wishes for the coming year on the last day of the current year (New Years Eve). Hopefully during the course of the year you will somehow forget what you wished for making it all the more fun when opening your jar on New Year’s Eve (2013) to see what dreams were achieved.
What you will need to make your hopes and dreams jar. (My chosen colour for my jar is red but you can use whatever colour you like.)
An old jam jar
Deco pen (black)
Red glass paint
Circle of material (red patterned to cover jar lid)
One sided patterned card
Red gel pen
How to make….
First ensure your jar is clean then in black deco pen write the coming year (2013) in the middle of the jar and the words hopes and dreams above and below the date.
Now use the red glass paint and your brush to cover the jar in red dots to decorate.
Leave to dry.
Once dry cut your patterned card into stripes. On the plain white side using your red gel pen write one of your hopes or dreams for 2013. Now fold into a small square and drop into your jar.
Repeat the process in till you have all your hopes and dreams inside your jar.
Now take your circle of material (ensuring its big enough to cover your lid) and secure it over your lid with the elastic band.
Cover the elastic band with red ribbon. Tie the ribbon into a pretty bow.
Place some place safe for opening in a year ( New Year’s Eve 2013).