Today I'm sharing a project I created for Canvas Corp and Tattered angels. The challenge was to create a gratitude journal. I love creating journals but since it will take some time to fill up the journal and I didn't want to rush it, I decided to think outside the box
...or maybe INSIDE the box?
I remember seeing a lot of posts on Pinterest around New Years suggesting to start the year with a gratitude jar. The idea behind it is to write down all the good things that happen to you throughout the year and put those little notes inside the jar, and then on that following New Years you can open up the jar and reflect on all the blessings you received over the year.
I loved the idea but being the procrastinator I am, I never did anything. So I am so thankful that this challenge came along! Sure, its during an off time, but who says it has to be done on new years?
I consider myself so blessed and there are so many reasons that I am thankful, but sometimes I forget just how blessed I am...this is a perfect way to be reminded of just how blessed I really am!
This was actually a Christmas themed mailbox that I covered in songbird tissue paper from 7Gypsies and then I painted over it with my favorite tattered angels sprays in merlot gold and grass as well as some vintage gold high impact paints.
|I used some 7gypsies trinkets for the front, as well as mini wings from Scrap Fx|
|Added some gold brads to the center of the box. I thought about creating some lacing but it was a little more difficult than I anticipated! lol|
In this pic you can see the texture on the box and the beautiful tiny flowers that I received from a special friend...
I purchased some manor house flowers from the warehouse sale they had a couple of months ago and I fell in love with this big flower. I grunged them up a bit so that they complimented the artsy look of the box.
So what about you? Do you have a gratitude journal or jar?
I can't wait to open it back up in a year!
Thank you so much for looking, hope you are having a fabulously creative week!