a dream jar in the making

After writing my post on contentment and dreams and drooling over all of the super awesome photos of dream jars on Pinterest lately, I knew I just had to make one of my very own. So I decided to make a jar for my precious dreams on freaky friday (friday the thirteenth) while watching the movie Freaky Friday (love that movie!) I used an old Kerr glass jar, instant decoupage glue, some old aqua blue tissue paper I had lying around my room and a paint brush to create the base for my dream jar.

Surprisingly this was a pretty fun "craft-time" for me, didn't take too long to do and I didn't end up making a huge mess (like I usually do.) After the tissue paper/decoupage glue had dried on the jar I cut out some double sided sticky glitter letters that spelled out d-r-e-a-m to grace one side of my dream jar and I decided to make the top of the jar glittery too. 

(And yes, I'm completely aware that my r and s is backwards. ;)

Then this week I finally got around to filling my dream jar with my wild and crazy and awesome dreams. It was kind of freeing to empty my mind and heart and just let God have my dreams as I dropped them carefully into my newly crafted jar.

If you look closely at the photo above ^ you can spy one of my dreams which is to get a mustang. I love muscle cars...and yes, I'm a girl I swear. If I see a Mustang you can usually bet that I'll be drooling and teary eyed in an instant. It's kind of pathetic, but totally true. Jared can vouch for me on this one.

I'd love to know if you're planning to make a dream jar of your own sometime. Please comment here and let me know if you do!

It was a lot of fun to make my dream jar and then to dream up everything I could possibly ever want, desire or imagine to grace strips of ruled notebook paper with inky letters to fill my plain empty jar and turn it into a sparkling lovely jar of dreams.

Make a dream jar or don't, but please keep on dreaming friend!

Sarah Elizabeth

P.S. - I'll be away for the weekend...again...this time though I'll be helping my grandparents move. So I'll be sure to catch up with ya'll sometime next week. Here's to hoping you have a dream filled and very much so blessed weekend!


  1. i have a dream jar as well! i made it one year ago, then revamped it just a few weeks ago. my dream jar is mostly filled with things i'm too afraid to tell anyone, and yet, that's what makes it so special.
    great post. love what you did to it! :))
    -jocee <3

  2. This is so cute! And such a fabulous idea. Btw, just throwing this out there, but your unicorn name was my FAVORITE! I'm super jealous you get to have "sparkle nostrils" in your name. That's fantastic.

  3. Well, I suppose having Sparkle Nostrils would be kinda cool. It's the next best thing to being a sparkly vampire, right? =P

  4. What an amazing idea! I bet it would be freeing to get all of my dreams outside of my heart/head. I think maybe I will do this! Great post and idea!

  5. Oh, that's so cute! :) I love the blue...

  6. Beautiful idea! I'll have to make a dream jar sometime. :)

  7. This is amazing! I'm definitely going to have to make one of these. And I love the way yours turned out -- thanks for sharing this!

  8. I think this would be such a fabulous gift for a special friend.....hmmmmm who should I make one for?! Besides me, of course!

  9. Blue: best color ever! What kind of Mustang do you want the most? I'd never thought about making a dream jar before, but now I assure you that I most certainly am. ;)

    God Bless ♥
    Katie, the Purity Girl

  10. hi, I just found this site, and your dream jar is gorgeous! ive seena few and was looking for inspiration.this was awesome, and just rthe thing i was looking for. thank you :D


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