To do lists are very important to me. For as long as I can remember, I need to write lists every day to keep track of all kinds of things – groceries to buy, things to do, exercise workouts for training. Basically, if I don’t write it down, I may not remember. And while a lot of the time these lists just end up on scraps of paper or inside my planner, I thought it’d be fun to store them in one place.
So, I made this little mason jar notebook - you can’t beat items with a mason jar.
First I did a search to find just the right free mason jar printable download, and loved this one the most. It’s got a clean design with thick print. After downloading the design I printed it on Kraft paper to get a more rustic, natural look, and to match the notebook. I loved the look of the jar this way, and made a bunch of copies to see which size jar would work best for each notebook.
Next I cut the jar to size with a paper cutter, and glued it onto a Moleskine notebook using Mod Podge. After gluing it on, I painted a layer of Mod Podge over the mason jar print. I waited about 12 hours to let the notebook dry. You can paint an additional coat if you’d like, but it isn’t necessary.
I love the result. I love that the cover is plastered with a mason jar. I love that this notebook is tiny enough to throw in my purse.
I’ve already made one notebook for my to-do lists, and one for Josh for his. Since then I’ve glued a mason jar to my planner, and I plan to make more notebooks as gifts. It’s a super easy paper project that adds a touch of homegrown canning. Plus, you can even label the jar with a permanent marker (do that before covering with Mod Podge) to keep track of what’s inside.