Wednesday 5 May 2010

Wise Owl Journaling Jar

This is a project I did a while ago (but haven't yet blogged about!). I did it for my Mother-in-law's birthday.  I got the idea from this post by Patter Cross.  I used an old perfume tin (I knew it would come in use!) and covered the front of a notepad. I used brown paper (from a pack I bought from Ikea), some Smirk paper and my images are these owls from DigiSparkle coloured with my copics.  I also added some pink grosgrain ribbon (a bargain from a market) and I made a flat bow ribbon using Julie's method. There are 52 questions in the jar (one for each week of the year) and I tried to make them personal to Mum.

Patter put a little message on her jars, sort of instructions so I decided to include a message for Mum and created this little poem:

Mum, this little jar and journal,
Celebrates someone dear.
Just follow this simple plan,
For a journal in a year.

Just pull out one question,
Once a week will do.
Then read, remember, write.
This journal’s all about you.

Don’t worry about the grammar
I’m sure it will enthral, 
Just tell YOUR story and remember
You are loved by us all.

This project fits into these challenges:
Daisy Doodles - Anything but a card
The Pink Elephant - Mummy I Love you
Project Tuesday - Altered tin
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Animals
Stamptacular - Mums


  1. It certainly fits and it looks so cute. Thanks for joining us at Project Tuesday

  2. These are very unique and very cute little companion pieces. Thanks for sharing them with us at Daisy Doodles.

  3. What a wonderful project!!! I love the idea of it being a journaling can!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Project Tuesday!!!!!

  4. Heather, I adore the idea of a journal jar. The owl is really cute. Daisy Doodles appreciates your participation this challenge and welcomes you back for the May 10 one, also!

  5. What a delightful treat for you mum! It's a fabulous idea, so thanks for sharing. Thanks for joining us this week at SSC.

  6. What a great gift set. I love the idea of the journal jar. Thanks for joining us at Daisy Doodles.


  7. Oh I love this!! What a fabulous idea and gift!

    Thanks for joining us Stamptacular this week!

  8. Great Project and I love the idea behind the jar. Great way to learn about family history.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Project Tuesday.

  9. What a great gift to you mum, love the idea of the wise owl, mums are always wise (altough I hate to admit that sometimes!) Very nicely done and great poem as well. Thank you for joining us at SSC this week, Gemma

  10. This is sooo super cute and very creative! Love it! Thanks for playing with The Pink Elephant this week!

  11. AWESOME!!! I love it and what a nice gift. Thanks for playing with us at Daisy Doodles.

  12. oh i love it and i bet your mom did also :) thanks for playing on PT this week

  13. Cute OWL and very creative dear Heather..