Sunday, 21 August 2016

Quote Jar | DIY

Today’s post is a bit different- a little DIY that is perfect as a present or simply a gift to yourself. With going back to school gently approaching, it would also make the perfect thing to cheer you up through the next school year. So today, here is this quick and simply DIY happiness jar.


I made mine as a gift for a friend. I thought it was a lovely idea and something very unlike other boring presents. It was also really affordable to make, so matched with some chocolates- it seems to be the perfect pressie.

To begin, you’ll need a jar of some sort. Now, you could recycled a jar you’ve used whilst cooking, or simply buy one. EVERYWHERE seems to do Mason-style jars (cheapest I’ve seen is in Home Bargains but I’m sure other cheap stores such as Poundland do), but I picked up my jar in The Range.

Next, I got onto decoration. My jar came with this sweet lace tie, but you could do this with some ribbon or lace yourself. Then, I made the label. I did this by cutting a label-shape out of some lilac card and then a small rectangle of white. I glued the white on and used a spotty washing tap as the border. To finish, I wrote the message on my label- I decided to use some typewriter inspired stick on letters.


Then I started to fill up the jar with my quotes. Depending on who this is for, you can really personalise this stage- you could fill it with Disney quotes, Harry Potter references, lyrics or even Bible quotes perhaps. I decided just to use a range of quotes, using my Pinterest quote board and other ones on the site.

I wrote out my quotes using coloured pens, and I tried to vary the use of capitals, normal writing and large handwriting-inspired text. I also wrote on a range of coloured papers, as I liked the colourful effect within the jar.

When I finished each one, I cut it out and rolled it up- sticking it with a rip of spotty washi tape.
Continue this until the jar is full- and by this time you’ll probably feel all happy and motivated due to being overly exposed to positive quotes.


And there it is, so quick and simple but I feel a lovely thing to have. You could make this for yourself and pop it on your desk, so when you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, you can read a positive thought.

I’d love to hear you’re feedback on this DIY- I know it is quite easy but, as something completely different on my channel, I hope you liked it.


Have a brilliant day my lovelies and I’ll see you soon,


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15 comments:

  1. I think I just found the perfect birthday gift for my best friend, so thank you! Lovely idea! x Fanni

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    1. My friend loved the gift, it has so much sentiment to it and more then just chocolates or beauty bits I think! Lydia Eve xx

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  2. This is such a cute little gift. Something I'll definitely put on the to-do list and make for a special friend! I love D.I.Y's such as this, as it's so simple yet adorable!

    Tabitha | http://whattabithaloves.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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    1. It really didn't take too long, and I was so happy with the final result! Lydia Eve xx

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  3. I love this gift ideas. It's so cute, and also really easy to do without costing much money at all. I think that people appreciate DIY's much more anyway, so I'll definitely be using this post to refer to in the near future :)

    Jade | simplyjadey.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. So true, I feel a DIY shows true friendship- plus it was enjoyable to make! Lydia Eve xx

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  4. Love love LOVE this gift idea. I would be super happy to receive something like this from someone. I've literally never heard of this before. So creative! I'd love to see more posts like this if you get any more ideas! *NO PRESSURE* haha!

    www.lacylatest.co.uk

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    1. Maybe in the future I will! My friend loved it and said it meant a lot more then just a present I'd bought! Lydia Eve | www.lydia-eve.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  5. Such a sweet idea!! x
    Morgan | www.justmorgs.com

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  6. What a cute idea it sounds fun to make and a really good gift idea! - Maria | BeautyMatters

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    1. Thanks- I loved making it and giving it! Lydia Eve xx

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  7. What a lovely idea! I think this would be a great thing to have for a positive pick me up on low days. It must be so creative and fun to make too x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yep- I also think it would be nice for a mothers/ fathers day pressie or gift for a grandparent! Lydia Eve xx

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  8. OMG I love this idea so much, that's so cute!!!

    www.jeanithoughts.blogspot.co.uk

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