Tuesday 13 January 2015

Stars and Jars

I've had these Ikea jars sitting in my cabinet for months now with no real purpose, so when I saw Thoughts on Tomes video  about her star jar project, I was super inspired. I checked out Priscilla's video on how to make origami stars and went to town for like 3 hours, cutting and folding 100 of these little guys.

I plan to read 100 books in the year 2015, so I thought this would be a fun way to have a visual of how many books I still have to read, and how many books I have read so far. I've gotten to pop 5 from the "to read" jar into the "read" jar so far this year, and it's been satisfying every time haha.

I know Samantha and Priscilla are doing their stars in specific colours, based on the ratings they gave a book, or the genre of the book they read, but mine are just random. My son got really excited and thought they were candy, which makes me realize they kind of look like a jar full of Starbursts..and perhaps it would have been more convenient to just buy 100 little Starbursts and use those!


  1. Haha. Imagine thinking of using Starbursts AFTER you cut and folded 100 tiny stars. Priceless

    1. Although I imagine that I would have eaten the candy after a while 😕