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Flop or Flourish Motivotions- Day 3 (Hair tie jar)

Posted by Amy DeWitt on 8:10 PM
Real and true friendships are very rare. I'm so blessed to have a true best friend right now. (Besides my husband. It's a given that your husband should also be your best friend.) I have a friend that calls me every day. Sometimes up to five or more times a day. She always wants to know what's going on in my life. She shares what is going on in her life. We laugh together, we pray for each other, and we share our crafting ideas.
My best friend is my sister, Jenessa. When I was thirteen years old, I never would have guessed that the friend that I would look forward to hanging out with would be my little sister!
As part of this motivotional, I've been praying for some new friendships as well. Funny how God works.
As soon as I began praying for this, Aaron and I were invited to dinner with some friends from church, and I received a message from one of our former youth ministry students inviting me to lunch.
God desires for our needs and wants to be met.
Psalm 37:4
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
By the way, if you ever need to look up a Bible verse, hop on over to www.biblegateway.com
Bible Gateway is one of the best sites if you only know a word or phrase of a verse and you want to search for it quickly.
Today's Flop or Flourish was, thankfully, a flourish. (Did I mention before that I'm not a fan of having something flop?)
I've seen lots of repurposed mason and spaghetti sauce jars on Pinterest. Since my girls have loads of ponytail holders and they never seem to stay in one place, I thought I'd try a jar for this.
But then, I saw my beautiful backyard in the background of this picture and obviously had to stop to take another picture... I'm pretty sure I have ADOS. Attention Deficit Oooh Shiny! Look, there's my yellow hose....
Back to the project at hand. I cleaned the jar and peeled the label. There was a lot of sticky still on the glass, so I grabbed some Goo Gone. Great stuff. Once it was all clear, I loaded up the Cricut and cut out "Hair" on some pretty cardstock.
The font had a little loop on the end, so I used some string tied around the jar to "hang" the letters.
I used a glittery Mod Podge to stick and coat the letters. I also coated the entire jar to give it a glittery effect. Don't worry, it looks totally different when it dries.



 I then traced the jar lid with the same paper I used for the letters. I Mod Podged that to the top of the lid. A Sharpie around the edge of the lid covered up the Ragu logo.
It still seemed to be missing something, so I had Aaron drill a hole in the lid. I added an extra drawer knob that we've had laying around since we remodeled the house a few months ago.



The finished product had an almost antique type feel. I really thought this one was going to be a flop, but I think it turned out great.


Don't be afraid to try something new! You never know when you'll surprise yourself.
Ciao!





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