New Years Wish Jar



This year I have resolved to overhaul my New Year’s resolutions. It could be true what they say, “Resolutions don’t work.” Maybe because life simply gets in the way, or our resolutions are too lofty. Perhaps it’s due to a lack of diligence or possibly we just forget them as the year moves on. Perchance it’s caused by a lack of real planning. Whatever the reasoning is, I don’t think that just because we sometimes fail at achieving to reach our resolutions, we should not make them. Maybe we are just thinking about them wrong. What if, instead of big, vague resolutions we set smaller more easily achievable goals? Say, instead of resolving to lose weight, we resolve to cook at home more or order a salad as a side when we go out to dinner? What if, instead of being afraid to set a big goal, we simply put it out into the universe as a wish? How about, we set resolutions that help us in other ways than making us thinner; say reading more or having a device free night once a week? My wonderful girlfriend Amara told me that her and her boyfriend Paul had made a Wish Jar, where they slipped in their wishes throughout the year. This act of writing them down and putting them out in the open she thought went along way to them becoming a reality. She shared with me how surprised she was at the end of the year that most of them had come true! This was my inspiration for this month’s Crafty Blog and my New Year’s Resolutions.


This year also marks the first time for me to sit down with my husband at the top of the year and I wanted to find a fun way for us to set some goals for the next year. Though my husband appreciates my planning and organizing, he is not always the biggest fan when I try to include him into one of my projects, so I wanted to make it fun and easy for him. We each thought about our wishes and hopes individually for a week or so and then sat down together and wrote them out. I told my husband to try to think of small things that we could easily achieve, little steps that could lead us down a path of a healthier or happier daily life. I suggested though, that we to also set a few big wishes. Sitting across from each other at our kitchen table we shared our wishes one by one as we wrapped them up and dropped them in our Wish Jar. What I found so exciting is that, even though we have very different resolutions, more than once one of us would exclaim, “I want to do that too!” It was so wonderful to set this time aside together, to share our thoughts, goals, hopes, dreams and wishes for the year to come. I am looking forward to making our wishes come true and unrolling them on New Year’s Eve 2014 to see which ones we made a reality.


You Will Need:

  • A Jar
  • Paper
  • String
  • Pen
  • Your Resolutions

To Do

  1. Write down each resolution on a slip of paper
  2. Roll up and tie with a string
  3. Drop in the Jar






MarcellaMarcella began cooking early, learning from her self-taught mom who prepared brilliant meals nightly. At thirteen, cooking on a Ranch, she learned how to get creative in the kitchen. With an eye for the beautiful, a growing palate, and keen organizing skills she soon began hosting parties and catering events. Moving to New York she was graced to have worked with some of the best interior designers in the city. Taking these skills to the Internet with Marcella Rose’s she shares her passion and innovation hoping to inspire the modern woman.


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Erin Kennedy

Erin Kennedy is the owner and editor of My Crafty Spot and loves to find the latest crafting creations to create and share.

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