{Wait! Save that Jar!}

Thursday I wrote a post about how I had an idea while driving in the car which led to THIS project. While on the way home I was thinking that I hoped I remembered my idea in the first place because a lot of times my mind is going in a million different directions I swear I have ADD and thoughts come………..and they go. Thankfully I did remember but who’s to say I won’t forget some other idea.

I don’t know about you but I do most of my crafting in my kitchen. I’ve been known to make quite a mess too but it’s all in the name of blogging, right? I do have a craft room but the heat is broken in there and my girls tend to run a muck when I go in there anyway.

Anyhow, I came up with this idea to make a jar that I could keep in the kitchen and whenever I had an idea for a project, I could write it down and toss it in the jar. No more forgetting for me! I decided to call it my “Creative Juices” Jar.

*Large Salsa Jar, cleaned out and label removed
*Scrapbook Paper
*Plain Card Stock
*Double Sided Tape
*Distress Ink

The first thing I did was take 3 or 4 pieces of 12×12 scrapbook paper and cut them into small pieces. I think each of mine measured 3″x4″? Once I had a small pile of paper, I used my distress ink and distressed them.

After that, I took another 12×12 piece of scrapbook paper (the blue patterned one shown) and cut it down small enough to wrap around the jar but to leave some of the jar uncovered at the top and bottom. Then I took a coordinating piece of solid scrapbook paper (the plain blue one) and cut that a bit smaller than the first one. I distressed them both and then attached them to the jar using double sided tape. Next, I printed out the words “Creative Juices” onto card stock, cut it down, distressed it again and attached that to the jar with double sided tape.

Lastly I punched holes in my stack of scrap paper and attached them to the rim of the jar with raffia. Now all I have to do when I have another stroke of genius (insert sarcasm here) is rip a piece of paper off, write it down and toss it into my jar. šŸ™‚


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  1. That is one cute jar! I would never admit it as ADD, I always say it’s creative overload….too much up there for the brain to keep processing, there’s only so much room to store. Hopefully it never crashes! šŸ™‚

  2. Brilliant! I am so still this idea. Super cute jar and the purpose would serve me so well.

  3. Very cute jar! I do my crafts in my kitchen as well.. I’m getting ready to clean out a closet and put my crafts in. I’m going to get it organized.

  4. This is so picturesque!! I admit that I came to this blog to checkout your link party…But blog has kept me hooked!! Love it all!!

  5. What a smart idea because you know you never have a pen and paper around when that million dollar idea pops into your head!

  6. Oh my goodness…what a fabulous idea. I just love it! Never throw away huh? I need a spot not in my little head for these things.

  7. That is such a great idea, and your jar is so cute too. Now I just need a jar…..a jar? for what? what do i need a jar for? I need a creative juices jar, so I won’t forget all these creative ideas you come up with! Why don’t you come up with an idea for that?

  8. Such a good idea! I have ideas written in notebooks all over the place…the bad thing is I never know where to find them all! This is a much better idea!
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. What a great idea! Ok, maybe this is a silly question… but what is distressing ink? I’m not a scrapbooker but am thinking that I might find it in that section of the crafty stores?

  10. The Girl Creative says:

    Yes, you can find distressing ink in the scrapbook/rubber stamp section near the rest of the ink. šŸ™‚

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