Monday, March 7, 2011

Scripture Reading Jars

   If you are looking for help to read your scriptures daily, then look no further!
   This jar is filled with hard candy treats. The poem on top of the jar says:

"Scripture reading can be fun,
When eating treats while it is done!
Pick one treat to suck; don't chew,
And when it's gone, you are through!"
∼ by Kim Bennett ∼

   I used baby food jars for this project. I spray painted the lids pink and then sprayed a clear acrylic spray over the pink. I typed up my cute poem to fit on a 1¼” square label and printed it onto white paper. I used a 1⅜” circle punch to cut out my poems. I used decoupauge to adhere the poems to the tops of the lids. (I have an Epson printer which prints with archival ink that does not bleed. Be sure your ink does not bleed when it's wet.) I found a cute ⅛” ribbon, and used the decoupage as glue to adhere it around the edge of the lid. I filled my jars with Gobstoppers, Lemonheads, Sweetarts, Jaw Breakers, and Sprees!
   I gave these to the girls in my youth group at church! I hope they will remind the girls to read their scriptures each day!
   I was inspired by Dot to Dot's Scripture Reminder Jars. She used gumballs and had a cute poem to go with them. However, I'm not a big fan of chewing gum, so I wrote my own poem. I wanted it to work with any kind of hard candy. I hope you will be inspired by our ideas!

1 comment:

  1. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! I've seen the gum one as well and am also not a fan so this is a cute alternative. Thanks for sharing!